Humane Education

Because 90% of the animals brought to us each year are directly or indirectly injured by human activity, we believe in educating our children by encouraging awareness, real-life observation, and hands-on learning. We strive to teach each student how they can coexist with and help New York City’s wildlife.

Our education programs work with NYC kids to inspire awareness, accountability, and action.

Classroom Visit

Preschool - 8th Grade

In this highly adaptable, one-time program, WBF staff and live bird ambassadors come into the classroom to introduce your students to NYC’s wildlife and the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Through interactive activities and games, we teach students about birds of NYC, the challenges they face, and the need for a wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Most importantly,...
Classroom Visit

Bird Academy: Jr. Ornithologists

2nd - 5th Grade

Get ready for an eight-month journey as your students become Jr. Ornithologists in our Bird Academy. Each month a WBF educator will visit your classroom to teach students about the many different birds that live in or travel through NYC and the complexities they face in our urban habitat. Through unique games,presentations, activities, and live...
Bird Academy: Jr. Ornithologists

Pigeon Academy

Preschool - 1st Grade

Many NYC kids are raised to see pigeons as an urban annoyance. However, pigeons are actually very intelligent and an important environmental indicator of a growing city. At the Wild Bird Fund, we love pigeons and know that much natural science can be learned by observing our most ubiquitous wild bird. While over 350 species...
Pigeon Academy

Auditorium Visit

Preschool - 8th Grade

Similar to our classroom visit program, our auditorium presentations offer dazzling photos by award-winning photographers and introduce students to NYC’s wildlife and to the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Through the help of live ambassador animals, we present NYC birds, the challenges they face, and the need for wildlife rehabilitation. We look at WBF patients to...
Auditorium Visit