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CyBIRD Virtual Education

CyBIRD Virtual Education

CyBIRD Virtual Education is an online learning platform to help families and classrooms around the world learn from the National Aviary’s experts and experience birds in a whole new way: through your screen! CyBIRD Virtual Education programs offer opportunities for distance learning for all ages, with multiple options for teachers, parents, and caregivers.

CyBIRD Distance Learning Programs

These 40-minute Distance Learning classes, adapted from our most popular programs, offer schools, scout groups, and families around the country the opportunity to get close to nature—virtually—by seeing exclusive video of National Aviary animals and habitats as you interact with a National Aviary educator. Offerings for classes include:

Amazing Adaptations

Birds are special and specialized.  Students discover the unique characteristics, and “meet” species with the most amazing feet, feathers and beaks!

Birds and Conservation

Explore the impacts humans and environmental factors have on the decline of various species, and discover how the conservation efforts of zoos, scientists, and every day community members have led once-endangered species to make a comeback.


From the frigid arctic to tropical rainforests, birds can be found in nearly every habitat on Earth! Learn what an animal needs to survive and how birds thrive in the most extreme ecosystems.

Penguins are Cool

Students discover all 18 species of penguin through a PowerPoint journey across the globe, and learn how these unique, flightless birds survive in their habitats.


Discover rainforests through the eyes of its birds. Home to nearly half of the world’s plant and animal species, students examine how rainforests support ecological balance as well as global economies, and why it is important for us to conserve this valuable natural resource.

All About Sloths!

What animal is brown but can turn green, spends their whole life upside down, and moves at the astonishing speed of six miles per hour? It’s a sloth! Come “hang” with us as we learn all about these amazing animals and their unique adaptations.

Zoo Careers

Do your students wonder what it’s like to be a zoo veterinarian? What about a zookeeper? In this program we’ll learn all about zoo careers and what it takes to work in a zoo.


Owls are one of the most recognizable birds on earth, yet they remain elusive to many because of their habits and behaviors.  Students will learn about owls from around the world and discover the adaptations that make them successful hunters, day and night!

Birds of Prey

Students will discover what adaptations make birds of prey unique and why some species are in jeopardy.

To register for CyBIRD Learning classes or to learn more, fill out our Education Inquiry Form or contact us at education.programs@aviary.org

Interested in Adult Virtual Education Programming? Try Lifelong Learners!

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Aviary After School

Parents: this unique virtual learning program allows young nature lovers to learn about the wonderful world of birds while making supervised personal connections with other kids online! This includes:

  • Hands-on STEAM activities kids of varying ages can enjoy
  • User-friendly virtual learning
  • Topics ranging from bird facts to conservation opportunities
  • Great supplement to a kid’s school day

Sign up for individual weekly classes now!

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Pricing: $18 per household per session.

To learn more about Aviary After School, use our Education Inquiry Form or contact us at education.programs@aviary.org

Aviary After School Materials List

Reading with Red

Reading with Red was a Spring and Summer 2020 storytelling program featuring Red, the Scarlet Macaw. Check out videos of our experts reading in different habitats below!

Watch Past Reading with Red Stories Here

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