About this course
How do hummingbirds move their wings so fast? What is the most common hawk species in my area? What bird holds the record for the longest non-stop migration? In this six-week course your children will be introduced to the world of birds through 1) a weekly webinar with instructor and amateur ornithologist, Will Boyd; 2) weekly hands-on activities including building a backyard feeder station, and hooting owls into your backyard; 3) links to additional video lessons, worksheets, and reading; 4) and the opportunity to attend a field trip with several amateur ornithologists to discover a wide variety of breeding birds in the Palouse region of North Idaho and Eastern Washington
Class registration fees pay for weekly webinar access, class field trip (not including travel expenses), and a hands-on project kit, to be mailed to you prior to the first day of class. Kits include class worksheets, key details, book(s) or booklet(s), and project materials.
Course runs: Week of June 12 – Week of July 17
- Weekly 1.5 hour webinar, Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 am PST
- Half-day field trip, Friday, June 23, to birdwatching hotspots in the Palouse region of North Idaho and Eastern Washington with local birding experts
- Course fee: $150; student must have access to a pair of working binoculars
- Early bird (May 1) and out-of-area participant fee (not attending field trip): $100