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New NestWatch Lesson Plans

Students Discover, a project of, has launched an ambitious initiative to recruit 10,000 teachers worldwide to participate in a five-year citizen-science initiative. Students Discover is bringing teachers and their students together to do original scientific research and make their own discoveries. But they need your help.

If you are a teacher, check out their new NestWatch course packet. The free digital packet contains three science lessons about nesting birds, all aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. The lessons encourage authentic discovery through citizen-science participation in NestWatch.

Share this link with any teachers you know and, together, let’s introduce more kids to NestWatch. These resources are designed to help you and your students learn about nesting birds, so no prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Get your free course packet now.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology