SINCE 2014, WE HAVE...

Worked with over 4,000 students in California.
Trained over 20 interns & volunteers.


Trained over 25 interns & volunteers.

Taught lessons in 38 public & private schools throughout California.
Created a custom field journal for students to creatively record their observations and thoughts about the wildlife that they see at school and at home.

Created a custom field journal for students to record thier observations.

Taught lessons in 39 public & private schools throughout California.

Each BSP Student receives...

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Skills For Science

According to the United States Department of Labor, Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024; faster than the average for all occupations. By stepping outside the classroom with the Bird School Project, students gain critical experience in observation and inquiry, which better prepares our future scientists for their careers.



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2-4 hours of outdoor time

Throughout a science unit with BSP, each student receives between 2-4 hours of time igniting their senses and following their curiosities outside. While not all BSP students will move on to become leaders in science, each student's experience moves them further down their pathway to a richer connection with nature.

A student-teacher ratio that works

In California, public middle-school teachers instruct an average of 30 students in their classrooms. By incorporating enthusiastic and skilled instructors, volunteers and undergraduate student interns, the Bird School Project is able to provide at least 2 instructors at each lesson. With increased support from our instructors, teachers receive materials and are encouraged to participate in our lessons by leading a group outside, often dropping the student-teacher ratio to 10:1 or below.