Hundreds of thousands of people contribute bird observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO). Scientists use these data to understand how birds are affected by habitat loss, climate, and environmental changes. These insights inform actions to protect birds and habitats. CLO offers several citizen science projects that work well in educational settings.
Project Assistant, K-12 Programs Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Ithaca NY
This is an entry-level position in Ithaca, and our ideal candidate is someone with interest in STEM education and some classroom or outdoor education experience.
Program/Extension Aide III
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
"The Cornell Lab has pioneered the use of inquiry and citizen science in the classroom as a powerful way to harness the natural curiosity of students and transform it into experiences they will never forget. Through case-studies, practice activities, standards alignment, and reflection, this course will prepare you to weave inquiry-based learning into your students’ lives in ways that will build their confidence and motivation to engage in science."
Not all scientists wear white lab coats. From space to the ocean, scientists’ work – and even their lives – can depend on what they wear whether it’s a spacesuit, polar parka, waterproof waders, hard hat, lab gloves, swim fins or camouflage. In her new STEM book Scientists Get Dressed (September 2019, Persnickety Press/WunderMill Books), Deborah Lee Rose explores how scientists suit up, gown up, gear up and dress up in costume to make new scientific discoveries, save lives and save our planet. 2019 winner of the national DeBary Award for Outstanding Science Books for Children from the American Phytopathological Society.
Cornell University online course, 5 weeks (Nov 6 – Dec 10, 2018): Learn about environmental education foundations and approaches—including place-based education, nature and adventure education, climate change education, and environmental action in schools and non-formal settings—through pre-recorded lectures, readings, and case studies.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:00am to Monday, December 10, 2018, 5:00pm
The K-12 Teacher in Residence will work closely with the BirdSleuth K-12 team to conceive and develop innovative curricula and resources that meet standards in STEM education. This is a full-time temp appointment at $21.36 per hour for 39 hours/week for 5 weeks, not including the Retreat. You will need to work on site in Ithaca NY and submit time cards. For people not local to Ithaca, it is generally easy to find reasonably-priced temporary housing, and we can assist you with finding housing.
Jump, Glide, Fly… How did flight evolve in birds? Modern birds descended from dinosaurs, but at which stage did they transition to the birds we know today? What makes a birds a bird? Journey with us to the past as we discuss the evolution of feathers and flight using Bird Academy’s online interactives and free activities Exploring Bird Evolution.
Offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this monthly series of free webinars is open to all educators and offers a variety of topics, including integrating literacy and science, STEM activities, bird ID, and engineering design.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and partners offer the downloadable State of North America’s Birds 2016 report, based on the conservation vulnerability assessment of the more than 1,000 bird species that occur in continental North America.
This self-paced, online course is designed to ignite any educator's excitement for outdoor inquiry, while providing background and resources that help engage students in local science investigations and citizen science.