Kids & Birds
Kids & Birds is an environmental education program for Q’eqchi’ Maya primary school students, a four day learning experience on site at our agroecology center. In 2018, 1,200 sixth graders will experience this introduction to the natural world of the cloud forest.
The curriculum includes:
- Cornell Lab’s BirdSleuth international curriculum, ten lessons
- Birding in the cloud forest
- Bio-acoustic recordings of nature sounds in the cloud forest
- Stream ecology
- Artful Eyes – drawing and coloring birds
- Planting of agroforestry parcels
Students return home with starter plants & seeds of traditional crops for their family’s agroforestry parcel, a coloring book of locally occurring warblers, and with a conservtion ethic to protect the cloud forest.
The Kids & Birds program is authorized by the Guatemala Ministry of Education.
Thanks to the support of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, students learn about bird sounds (and bio-acoustic in general) as a part of their Kids & Birds experience with a powerful, interactive computer program called Raven Exhibit. Raven Exhibit allows students to see images and hear sounds of a specific species, visualize sounds and a lot of other fun stuff.
Opening up the natural world to sixth graders is like opening up an enormous book with big pictures and small details.
Kids & Birds: Opening eyes to the amazing world around us.
This program helps sixth graders develop an eye of appreciation for the world of living things.
Kids & Birds: Opening eyes to the amazing world around us. This program helps 6th graders develop an eye of appreciation for the world of living things.