Digital School Programs

Program will resume Fall 2021.

Portland Audubon’s Digital School Programs can be presented to your classroom of students, youth groups including scouts, neighborhood clubs, church groups, families, etc. in a COVID-safe way. All of our programs are nature-based, student-centered, allowing every student to become active in the learning process. These programs are the perfect compliment to your environmental curriculum. By design, they include key language from K-5 Science Standards: adaptation, characteristics/traits, diversity, senses, and environment.

Customize your program by choosing from a theme option to augment your group’s science and environmental education needs, designed to correlate with NGSS and STEM requirements.

To book a digital school program, please email Tara Lemezis, Education Registrar: TLemezis@audubonportland.org.

 

 


Science Inquiry Hour

Customize your digital school program by choosing from one of the five theme options below to augment your group’s science and environmental education needs, designed to correlate with NGSS and STEM requirements.

Date and time: Flexible, 1-hour digital program, Tuesday-Thursday
Fee: $90
Grades: K-8
Capacity: One Classroom

Theme Options

Birds of Prey: Birds of prey have unique adaptations that make them awesome predators. Students will interact with skulls, talons, and wings to discover how different characteristics help raptors survive in their environment.

Beautiful Birds: Participants will discover the fascinating world of birds as they study avian bones, wings, feet, feathers, nests, eggs and more! Students will learn about the diversity of birds of the Pacific Northwest, their unique adaptations and characteristics, and how to identify many of the species they see around their home and school.

Owls of the Northwest: This program gives participants the chance to learn how to identify different species of owls found in the Pacific Northwest. Owl specimens and fantastic photos help to bring these elusive, often nocturnal avian predators right into your classroom.

 

 

 

Red-tailed Hawk, photo by Mick Thompson

Habitats of the Pacific Northwest: Students will travel the vast Pacific Northwest without ever leaving their school or home! They will get acquainted with our region’s diverse range of habitats, and learn how to identify alpine ecosystems, meadows, grasslands, wetlands, and deserts. Participants will also learn the amazing skill of being able to place a given species in its proper habitat based on its unique and shared characteristics. We’ll show lots of specimens, ranging from bear and raccoon skulls to cougar and skunk study skins will help students learn about the numerous mammals that live here!

Bats!: Bats are incredibly important, but commonly misunderstood, and this program helps separate fact from fiction. Learn about the variety of bats from around the world before taking a deep dive into the bats that live here in the Pacific Northwest. Through the use of photographs, specimens, props and story, find out what makes these flying wonders so special, what adaptations help them survive and the role they play in insect control and pollination.

Northern Spotted Owl
Northern Spotted Owl in an old growth forest, photo by Scott Carpenter