BirdSleuth Ambassadors are passionate educators who share BirdSleuth with their colleagues.
As a BirdSleuth Ambassador, we ask that you consider these options for getting involved:
1. Offer a Professional Development Workshop
Help teachers discover the amazing world of birds, citizen science, and outdoor investigations! Offer a workshop at your school, within your district, or at a conference. To fulfill this role, you should be familiar with BirdSleuth and citizen science. Preferably, you should have used BirdSleuth materials with young people, so you can share your experience! We will provide you with the tools you’ll need to offer a professional development workshop in your area!
2. Present BirdSleuth at a Local, Regional, or State Conference
Planning to go to a conference for science teachers or environmental educators? Consider sharing BirdSleuth at your booth or in a presentation! To fulfill this role, you should be familiar with BirdSleuth and the educational resources offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
3. Hand Out Materials to Your Colleagues
If you think BirdSleuth is great, and want to share it with your colleague, or if you are a professor who mentors pre-service teachers…consider spreading the word about BirdSleuth!
However you’d like to get involved, BirdSleuth supports you by:
- Providing a customizable PowerPoint show for presentations
- Handling workshop advertisement and registration if desired
- Giving you resources to distribute, such as brochures and handouts
- Offering advice on workshop topics or staffing a successful booth
- Advising you on possible funding sources
Calling all ambassadors… free feeders for PD trainings are BACK! We want to get as many classroom teachers and students as we can observing birds. If you plan to provide a workshop for classroom teachers, or want to provide one, we can provide free bird feeders (picture above), year-round activities, and other handouts for every teacher you train. Apply for feeders and resources online. We have limited feeders, so act fast!
If you would like to apply to become a BirdSleuth Ambassador, please fill out this survey. We review applications every week or so and will be in touch with you. If you have any questions about the program or your application, please contact Lindsay Glasner.