Teaching Units & Resources for K-12 Educators

Grade 5 students from Philbrick Elementary School exploring Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Mass Audubon is proud to offer educators free online teaching units, programs tailored for students in Grades K-12, and professional development opportunities. 


Teaching Units (Grades K-5)


For The Birds

Through activities, prompted group discussions, role play, explorations, design projects, and observation, these free 4-lesson units will help you introduce students to birds, observe birds in the school yard, establish and monitor a school yard bird feeding station, and help students observe birds in their own neighborhoods. These units are aligned with Massachusetts curriculum frameworks.

   

Middle & High School Students 


Youth Climate Leadership Program

This one-year program brings teams of middle and high school students together to create and manage Climate Leadership Projects for their schools and communities. Learn more >

"Our Coast, Our Future" Climate Curriculum

This 7-part unit framework for middle school students presents a snapshot of Massachusetts coastal communities in the face of climate change, then uses a challenge-based structure to provide students an opportunity to dig into locally relevant issues. Learn more >

iPlan: Mapping the Future

iPlan is a free online game in which players work with maps to construct land use plans and investigate and solve simulated urban and regional planning problems. Learn more >


Programs for Schools (In-Person & Online)


Mass Audubon offers a wide variety of fun and educational nature-based programs year round for students of all ages. Our award-winning school programs can bring the natural world to you and your students.

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Professional Development


Mass Audubon offers professional development workshops designed for active participation and practical application in the classroom, whether virtual or in-person. Teachers can attend workshops offered on a variety of topics or our education staff can design a workshop to meet your specific needs. 

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