Feathered Friends

A bright red male Northern cardinal perches on a branch in the snow.
Northern cardinals are familiar and welcome visitors to many Rhode Island backyards!

Rhode Island is home to some amazing birds! With the materials in this kit, you’ll be able to connect your students to the diversity of birds in their own backyards, bird conservation in Rhode Island, and how they can help.

What’s included in this kit?

  • Information about Rhode Island’s birds
  • Information on bird conservation history and current work in Rhode Island
  • Resources on how to help birds at home or at school
  • Sample lesson plans
  • PowerPoints
  • Photos and videos
  • Show and tell items
  • Fun bird-related activities


Check out our Feathered Friends playlist on YouTube!



Feathered Friends Educator Packet

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff are happy to help provide any support you need! Email mary.gannon@dem.ri.gov


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