Educational Classroom Kits

Photo: Bird Banding Tools.

Our partners Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc., OSU Extension Service, Klamath County, and Klamath Bird Observatory created a resource to help students learn about birds.

A Klamath County Forest Education Title III grant provided funding for the development of four new kits for use in classroom and field activities involving the study of birds and the habitats they need to survive.

Photo: an educational kit.

Each kit is free to check out to any educator and available for a two week loan period from the Klamath Outdoor Science School office at Riverside School (707 Cypress Ave, Klamath Falls, OR 97601). Go to the Klamath Outdoor Science School website to check kit availability and to get a reservation form. Also find downloadable versions of the curriculum from the links listed below.

What's Inside?

Below you will find exciting resources and lesson plans, updated in 2009, that will guide your teaching about birds. The purpose of the kits is to provide placed-based, science, and natural resources lesson plans to encourage the study and conservation of local birds and habitats. The kits below have been specially designed to fit Klamath County and the birds and habitats here. The first kit applies to most lower-elevation locations in the Upper Klamath Basin. Farther down this page, you will find special kits for Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument. These two kits take into account the different habitats found at Crater Lake and the Lava Beds. Among the documents listed below, you will find an array of lesson plans focusing on three subjects: What is a Bird?, Birding and Studying Birds, and Bird Conservation.

Klamath Basin Birding Trail Kit

Crater Lake National Park Kit

Lava Beds National Monument Kit


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