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NH Audubon Distance Learning Lessons

Pre-recorded Wildlife Lesson Videos & Activities

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to engage your students with wildlife curricula that helps meet Next Generation Science Standards in your class? Would you like ready-to-go activities that accompany ~50 minute lesson videos whether you are teaching in-person or remotely? Experienced NH Audubon Educators are here to help!

 

Aimed at students in grades 1-6, each lesson package comes with:

Lesson Descriptions (For grades 3-6)

Animal Habitats

Join us as we explore the rich habitats which comprise the entire Granite State as well as learning about the three critical elements that all animals need to survive.

Students will be able to identify the main habitat types of New Hampshire as well as several native animals, understanding how they adapt to their surroundings, finding food, water and shelter.

Birds All Around Us

Characteristics and adaptations unique to birds will be explored, providing students with an in-depth understanding of three major bird groups while exploring where they might live.

Students will learn how to identify common backyard birds through visual and auditory clues.

Raptor Rapture

Get up-close and personal with NH’s raptors. Look into an owl’s eyes, check out the talons of the red-tailed hawk, and learn about the efficient hunting techniques of these birds of prey. Learn the basic biology and lifestyle of these great birds of prey.

Students will understand what makes a raptor unique in the bird world.

Food Chains

This program provides students with a systematic understanding of food chain and food web structures through model demonstration, vocabulary terms and activities to apply these concepts.

Students will further their learning and understanding with challenges to create their own food web models, as well as research animals in the habitats we visit.

NH Wildlife

From beavers to reptiles to birds, learn about NH's wildlife by looking at what they eat, where they live, and some of their predators. Take a closer look at the Barn owl, Painted Turtle, and the Pumpkinseed Sunfish.

Students will understand how wildlife are all connected.

Only $125 per Lesson or
Register all 5 Lessons for only $400!

Lesson Descriptions (For grades 1-2)

Beginner Botany

Did you know that plants are the only organisms on Earth capable of making their own food!? From the air we breathe to the clothes we wear, our relationship with plants far exceeds consumption.

Students will be able to: identify the basic parts and needs of a plant; explain why plants are important parts of our ecosystems; and identify by sight the three state species of plant (paper birch, purple lilac, pink lady slipper).

Interesting Insects

Creeping, crawling, leaping, flying, insects are all around us. Come explore these amazing creatures that make up more than 80% of the world's fauna!

Students will be able to: identify three characteristics of an insect, three insects in their community, and several commonly mistaken species of insects; and formulate at least one question about insects in their neighborhood.

Food Webs

Every living creature on Earth can thank the sun for providing the foods we eat. Explore the amazing food chains occurring in our ecoregion as we challenge ourselves to connect to the wild in this interactive Food Webs program.

Students will be able to: explain the difference between a food web and a food chain; comprehend and provide examples of the following terms: producer, consumer, decomposer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore; and formulate a question regarding the interconnectedness of nature.

Only $125 per Lesson!

Sample Lesson Content

What does it cost?

Normally, our in-person costs for a class of 25 students are $145 plus mileage to get to your school. We’re offering these pre-recorded programs for $125 for a class of up to 30 students. We are also offering a package deal for all four lessons for just $400.

If costs are a barrier for your school, please reach out to our Education Coordinator, Shelby Morelli, at [email protected] or (603) 224-9909 ext. 333 for more information on how we can work with you.

Other FAQs

How do I access lessons?
  1. Select which lesson(s) you would like to purchase.
  2. Enter in payment information; a username and password will be automatically sent to the email address you provided
  3. Use the username and password to log in to this page. There you will have access the lesson(s) content you’ve purchased including downloadable activity guides and streamable video content.
  4. Review the content, download activity guides and distribute the pdfs to your students
  5. Two ways to view the video:
    1. Screenshare your computer/project in class and watch together -OR-
    2. Share your username and password with your students so they can watch the embedded video individually.
How do I share these resources with my students?

Once you obtain your username and password and can download the activity guides, you are welcome to print/email or otherwise distribute those resources to your students. The video can be shared one of two ways: watch together or provide each student your username and password to access the video individually.

How long will I have access to the videos/lesson content?

By default, you will have access for 14 days immediately after purchase. However, if your plans change (as we know they do!), we are happy to extend this access for an additional 14 days. 

Can I share these lessons with other teachers?

We are so glad that you find our materials useful in your class and want to share! However, we ask teachers to limit the sharing of these resources to just their class of 30 students. If costs are a barrier, we can work out payment on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at [email protected] for more details. 

Who are the educators in the videos?

Shelby Morelli, Education Coordinator

Shelby Morelli, an avid outdoor enthusiast and educator has been working for NH Audubon since 2016 educating the communities around New Hampshire about the environment and the animals that inhabit it. Shelby loves combining her love for animal training and environmental education through the use of our resident animal ambassadors. She enjoys being out exploring nature and learning something new every day that she can bring to our programs. She holds a B.S in Wildlife Conservation and Biology from UNH.

 

Kelly Dwyer, Naturalist Educator

Kelly Dwyer, a NH certified elementary teacher, worked for NH Audubon as a volunteer and environmental educator for over 15 years, creating and delivering engaging programming for people of all ages. A self-taught naturalist, Kelly is passionate about connecting people with the natural world, seeing her role as a facilitator to guide her audiences as they discover the joys of being outside and exploring the many health and educational benefits nature offers.

 

Willamina Coroka, Urban Wildlife Education Specialist

Willa Coroka (C as in “cinnamon”) is a nature gal, her heart its fullest while flitting through the New England forests amidst the hemlocks, birches and pines. Willa graduated with her MS in Environmental Studies in 2015 after several years of seasonal jobs that took her from the coast of Chile to the mountains of Andalucia and myriad locations in between. She comes to NH Audubon with a deep commitment for preserving wild spaces and a knack for evoking excitement in people’s perception of the natural world. Willa splits her spare time between meandering woodlands on horseback, spying on birds, traveling, reading, and playing in the garden.

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About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.