A range of educational materials are available to assist schools and students participate in the Feather map of Australia Project.
Free Feather Map student video conference
Join Dr Kate Brandis on 15 August 2017 at 12.30pm as she answers student questions about the innovative Feather Map of Australia citizen science project that is helping wetland birds and their habitats.
The video conference addresses many science and technology key learning outcomes. The project itself provides a great outdoor, hands on student learning activity and is support with a number of free educational materials (see below).
Video conference key learning areas (KLAs) - Science, Science and Technology
NSW proficient-level teachers can claim 2 hours of BOSTES-registered professional development as part of this videoconference.
Bird identification flyer
The Bird identification flyer features 16 wetland birds whose feathers are of particular interest to the Feather Map of Australia researcher. Students can print out and take the flyer with them to assist them in identifying birds using the wetlands where they are collecting feathers.
Certificate of appreciation
Teachers are encouraged to print out the Feather Map of Australia Certificate of appreciation forms, personalise with the recipient’s name and provide to students who collect feathers for the project.
Data collection form
The Data collection form is an optional form that can be completed and included with your feathers you post in to the project. The form is optional and has been created to assist participants include information about the feathers to assist the Feather Map researchers.
Saving our wetland birds with nuclear physics factsheet
The Saving our wetland birds with nuclear physics factsheet looks at the science behind the Feather Map of Australia Project. The information originally appeared in an article written by Feather Map of Australia Project Leader, Dr Kate Brandis, and appeared on the website The Conversation.
Scientist profile – Kate Brandis
Our Scientist’s profile of Feather Map of Australia Project Leader, Dr Kate Brandis, provides students with an insight into the leader researcher behind the innovative Feather Map of Australia Project. The profile is aimed at encouraging students to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).