Welcome to the homepage of the National Biodiversity Teach-In!

We are the students and teachers of the Environmental Science classes at Elgin High School, and this is our class project. Our Goal is to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and inspire our participants to take action in it’s protection.

We became passionate about biodiversity through the story of Martha, the last known living Passenger Pigeon who died on September 1st, 1914. Our first #NBTI was organized to honor the significance of Martha’s passing over 100 years ago.

We will be hosting a series of webinars with professionals from all over the country. These webinars will take place each Friday in February of 2016 (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th). We are finalizing our presenters and will be posting registration information at some point this summer.

If you are interested in learning about Biodiversity….we want you!

To register CLICK HERE  http://nationalbiodiversityteachin.com/2016-webinar-presentations-and-registration-links/

The Webmasters

The class of 2015’s Webmasters!

Special Thanks to:

The Elgin Technology Center, whose mission is to create sustainable job and business opportunities for tech professionals and companies located in the greater Elgin area and Illinois, for assisting our class by helping us create the website and with continued assistance and support as we progress through our class project.

Also, to Project Passenger Pigeon, Joel Greenberg and all of the members of Project Passenger Pigeon for inspiring us to take on this HUGE project to honor Martha and all biodiversity.

And, School District U-46 Laptop Mini-grant program. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Vincent for helping us secure 30 laptops and webinar equipment. We also need to thank our entire Informational Services Department for your continued Tech Support in our daunting project!

More information on partnering organizations can be found on our “Partners” page.

There are  those people and companies out there who will do what ever it takes to help a group of high school students become successful. Shout out to omNovia for agreeing to host our webinars and make our dream a reality!

Click below for information on our wonderful partner!



  1. Sure, of course you can. The time difference may be a little bit challenging BUT your students can email our teacher questions for presenters and we will ask them on your behalf ( debbieperryman@u-46.org). We are recording all of the presentations and loading them to youtube- so then your class can watch the sessions and also for the answer to their questions. Also, we are on twitter @NatBioTeach so we can communicate that way. Are you guys doing any projects now? We would love to learn what you guys are learning about biodiversity AND maybe you can host a Teach In for people in your time zone! We hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Thank you so much! We are really excited about you returning. We have an even better line up this year.

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