• School principals approve participation.
• An area for bird observation and feeding at the school must be available.
• Teachers must attend an orientation at the beginning of the school year and a
close-out/equipment return at the end of the year.
• The primary care-takers of the birds are students, who feed and water the birds, and
also care for the equipment. Schools are responsible for all equipment and books.
• Schools use "Flying Wild" program curriculum for classroom projects.
• Students observe, collect and record data (on-site data collecting, or e-Bird) to help
understand and track birds, their migrations, and behavior.
• Teachers and students design and implement their own unique program at their
• High schools students add a mentoring component to their requirement, devote time
as a community service contribution, or do an advanced-level project, study,
internship, presentation, or paper.
• Teachers record observations about student behavior throughout the year: attention
span, social interaction, observation skills, physical activity, independent thought,
creativity, and teamwork.
• All teachers and students are required to submit reports at the end of year.