2015 Cohort Resources

Out of the Box Calls

The monthly “Out of the Box” call is intended to provide a place for collaborative brainstorming.  We host this call to provide you the opportunity to discuss topics surrounding the project and to connect with others for inspiration and support.  Through both sharing and hearing plans and experiences, we hope you’ll pick up some great ideas and learn of some new tools to support you as you move forward with your programs!

January 13, 2015 – Out of the Box Call #1 

Topic: Going off of a “New Years Resolution” theme, we will reflect on your implementation forms and think about any changes, challenges, and revelations you may have. Please consider reviewing your plans in preparation for the call.
Download the Out of Box Call Notes Jan2015

February 19th, 2015 – Out of the Box Call #2

Topic: Building and Maintaining Interest in Science. It was a great conversation, tune in below.
Part 1: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/ldr.php?RCID=468be3ec93cafc3184de655ff6381ce3
Part 2: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/ldr.php?RCID=8c270ca7120b2446e288f6fc94ee7a9b

Helpful Articles

Going Beyond the Fireworks: http://www.birdsleuth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Going-beyond-the-fireworks-transforming-situational-interest-to-personal-interest.pdf  
We all know how important it is to help kids have fun while doing activities that connect them to nature and science, but how well is that really understood? How do you facilitate the emergence of personal interest in science with your students, rather than just situational intrigue?  If you are curious about these kinds of things, read the post at this link for more information. By Jody Enck, May 18, 2015

Archived Webinars

All 2015 Cohort webinars can be found here.


On February 25th, Nancy Trautmann, Alexa Maille and Ileana Betancourt presented to the Executive Leaders of Cornell Cooperative Extension about the partnership between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and 4-H Educators across the state. Download and view the PDF of the presentation here: Cornell Lab of Ornithology & 4-H 2015.compressed

On March 10th, Ileana Betancourt and Alexa Maille presented a poster at the National AfterSchool Association Convention in Washington DC.

NAA2015 Poster


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