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Green Jay

These are original lesson plans created by student researchers and professors at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. All rights for these lesson plans are reserved. These lessons may be downloaded, printed and copied for educational use only. For questions or additional resources, please contact the author listed for each lesson or use our contact form.

Wild Bird Conservation Curriculum

Original hands-on, experiential lessons aligned with 6th grade science TEKS that focus on wild bird identification, capture and handling techniques, diseases, habitat, conservation, and citizen science. Click here to view the lessons.

John E. Conner Museum

These lesson plans were designed to be used for a school visit to the John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The lessons are aligned with 5th grade science TEKS but can be scaled up or down to other grade levels. A pre-visit activity, museum visit activity, and post-visit activity is included in each lesson. Topics include biodiversity, adaptations, diet, local animal identification, and scientific data collection. Click here to view the lessons.


BirdNote is one of our curriculum supporters.  BirdNote features stories about birds, the environment, and more.  You may have heard of the short BirdNote clips on NPR.  Click here to view their resources online. 

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