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BirdSleuth K-12

Free Download: Citizen Science Quest Booklet - A STEM adventure for 4-H groups


This easy-to-use booklet will help you participate in eBird citizen science with your 4-H student groups. Citizen science aligns with the goals of the 4-H mission mandate through promoting civic engagement and scientific inquiry on both a local and nation-wide level.   


Included in this download are leader instructions and a quest booklet for the whole group to work on as a team. The quest presents a fun challenge that will take your team on a 1-2 hour adventure into citizen science participation.  By the end of the the quest, your team will have:



  • Registered for eBird

  • Learned methods for bird identification

  • Practiced and submited an eBird count

  • Explored the eBird database

  • Executed a habitat improvement in the local community

  • Put 4-H on the citizen science map!



BirdSleuth’s Mission is to create innovative K-12 resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen science projects.