Ornithology

Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

23 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

In 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R. Manker about teaching ornithology in high schools. (It was later re-published on the All About Birds website.) That article left an impression and I have wondered what became of Manker's effort to create a high school ornithology curriculum.
Manker's thesis is that ornithology is an excellent gateway to students becoming science majors in college and, more broadly and longer-term, conservation-minded citizens. Based on his own experiences teaching ornithology to high school students in California, he believes that high school...
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