In-person Classroom Visits

Let the National Aviary come to you! Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, we can bring the wonderful world of birds to your classroom or school assembly as part of our Outreach program.

Eurasian Eagle-owl

Whether you have elementary, middle, or high school students, we have a program for everyone that includes a visit from at least one National Aviary Animal Ambassador! The following programming is tailored to specific age groups.

For Elementary Schools

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

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.

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.

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!

For Middle Schools

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. 

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.

For High Schools

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.

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.


Pricing:

  • For a classroom of 30 or less students: $300 for classroom
    Book a second program on the same day for $200 (must start within 1 hour of the conclusion of the first program) 
  • For an assembly of more than 31 students: $475
    Book a second program on the same day for $375 (must start within 1 hour of the conclusion of the first program) 

Outreach Programming is for places within 30 miles of the National Aviary

To register or learn more about our programs, fill out our Education Inquiry Form or contact us at education.programs@aviary.org


Enhanced Safety Protocols

The safety of your students is our top priority. In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, please abide by these safety guidelines.

•All program participants (adults and students) must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the duration of the program.
• For classroom programs, please provide our educators with a presentation space at least 6 feet from the first row of students.
• For assemblies, please provide our educators with a presentation space at least 12 feet from the first row of students
• If you have a COVID-19 outbreak in your school within 10 days before or after your scheduled program date, please inform our team as soon as possible.
• If you have any additional guidelines our team must follow please let us know prior to your program.

Our Protocols

• Only fully vaccinated team members will visit your school.
• Our team will always wear masks over their noses and mouths.
• Our team will practice social distancing during your program.

Not able to have us visit? You can take part in several of these programs through our CyBIRD virtual learning program!

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