A Teacher's Activity Booklet About...Iowa Birds by Linda R. F. Zaletel, Rick Hollis, and Beth Brown was published in 1992 by the Iowa Ornithologists' Union and the Iowa Conservation Education Council. A revision was published in 1997. This web edition has been split into distinct chapters and slightly updated with a few new activities created by members of the IOU.

  • Shirley Janssen's artwork graces many of the pages. She recieved her degree from Iowa State University in biological and premedical illustration.
  • Jim Pease authored the activities "Egg Me On" and "Discovering Behavior".
Artwork by Shirley Janssen

Additions for the Web Version

  • Chapters 1 & 17 - puzzle photos from Doug Harr
  • Chapter 3 - Althea Sherman tower video by IPTV
  • Chapter 4 - video by Therese Cummiskey
  • Chapter 5 - quiz by Dr. Paul Skrade, Upper Iowa University
  • Chapter 8 - sound files from Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Chapter 11 - migration maps from eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Chapter 12 - Peregrine Falcon web cam from OPPD, North Omaha, NE
  • Chapters 12, 16, and 17 - construction plans from Bird Friendly Iowa
  • Chapter 13 - video by SciShow Kids
  • Chapter 14 - video by IPTV
  • Chapter 15 - web cam from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Chapter 16 - video by EcoHow
  • Chapter 18 - video by Brians Art for Animals