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Help us make the Caribbean’s most exciting new science curriculum available in French!

BirdSleuth Caribbean is a set of fun lessons and activities that uses birds to teach youth about nature and science. Based on a highly-successful international program, the BirdSleuth Caribbean has been specially adapted for the region—kids learn about the birds and habitats that they can see around them, a refreshing change from educational materials created for Europe or North America. Designed for students 9-13 years old, the BirdSleuth Caribbean program contains lessons, activities and learning games that can be done in the classroom and outdoors.

Les Fruits de Mer is currently leading a crowdsourced effort to translate the BirdSleuth Caribbean materials from English into French so they can be made available throughout the French Caribbean. Once completed, Les Fruits de Mer and other organizations on French-speaking islands will conduct training workshops for teachers and youth leaders. Kits of BirdSleuth Caribbean materials will also be available to teachers who wish to use the program.

How does it work?

To participate in the translation project, email info@lesfruitsdemer.org or use our contact form. We’re seeking volunteers who can translate a portion of the text from English to French and volunteers who can review the French translation. Teachers are especially encouraged to participate in this effort, and knowledge of birds is not required for those who want to help translate.

Any teachers, youth group leaders, or other educators who are interested in upcoming free training workshops to learn the curriculum are encouraged to contact Les Fruits de Mer. BirdSleuth International was developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and adapted for the Caribbean by BirdsCaribbean. Downloadable copies of the BirdSleuth materials are available in English and Spanish here.

Bird Bingo, a BirdSleuth Caribbean activity was popular at Birds & Bugs 2.