Teaching Units & Resources for K-12 Educators

Teacher Education

Mass Audubon offers educators online teaching units, professional development workshops, and on and offsite programs. 

Grades K-5 Teaching Unit: For The Birds

Through activities, prompted group discussions, role play, explorations, design projects, and observation, these 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.

Striper Science

Striped Bass are fascinating fish that spawn in the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and Hudson River, and migrate north to spend their summers in Massachusetts, and beyond. Striper Science, a hands-on curriculum for middle and high school developed by Plum Island Sound Long Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) and Mass Audubon. Learn more >

Inland Fish and Warming Waters

How are warming climates impacting fish species? Some cold water fish, such as the brook trout are at risk. Engage your students’ curiosity and stewardship as they measure simple parameters such as dissolved oxygen and temperature of local water bodies, and consider how their actions can help or harm these fish.

Professional Development

Mass Audubon offers workshops designed for active participation and practical application in the classroom. Teachers can attend workshops offered on a variety of topics or our education staff can design a workshop to meet your specific needs. Workshops can be held at the wildlife sanctuary or at your school. Find a workshop >

Programs at Your School or at a Wildlife Sanctuary

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. Find a program >