CyBIRD for Classrooms

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.

Habitats

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.

Rainforest

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

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.

The program was perfect…the kids loved the PowerPoint featuring different owls in the United States.  As they watched intently, the instructor (Mike) was also able to answer all the questions the children were asking!  The best part of the program was at the end, when Mike revealed the owl named Pumpkin. The children could hardly contain their excitement!!!  This program was both educational and fun… even using ZOOM!

Tami, South Park Library

Pricing and Add-On Opportunities

CyBIRD Program Pricing:
$90 for groups of 30 or less
$165 for groups of 31-400

Select from our menu of affordable add-ons to enhance your CyBIRD education program:

Live Animal Appearance$45  $25 if you book a program for 2021 by February 28!

Meet an ambassador animal from the National Aviary during your virtual program!  Program participants will be in awe as they learn about the ambassador’s species and hear their personal story from one of our educators. Based on availability — reserve early to guarantee your animal visitor. 

Virtual Tour of the National Aviary – $30

Now you can feel like you are in one of the National Aviary’s immersive free-flight habitats without even leaving home or school! During this pre-recorded virtual tour, our educators will take you on a habitat journey, highlighting our most popular residents while also detailing important conservation stories along the way. 

To register for CyBIRD Learning classes or to learn more about our programs, 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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