BirdSleuth offers opportunities for in-person training and workshops as well as online webinars for educators looking for top notch professional development.
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NRPA Annual Conference – New Orleans
September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Come join the BirdSleuth team at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. We have two workshop sessions that will allow you to go more in-depth with our resources.
- Birds as a Conservation Tool for Your Community:
Bird watching is a growing, accessible, outdoor activity that doesn’t require much equipment, is fun and rewarding, and can be in rural and urban parks. Through citizen science, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology encourages people to gather data about birds they see. This data helps to better understand and conserve birds, and in turn, offer support for educators, families and birdwatchers to learn and engage with birds. Resources like apps, citizen science, and lessons connect broad audiences to parks.
Tuesday, September 26 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 224
- Simple Resources to Energize Staff, Children and Families Through Nature:
After-school programs are essential to helping kids and families stay active and healthy. Kids who learn and play outdoors have lower stress levels and have greater respect for themselves, others and the environment. This interactive workshop will give you tools to connect staff, children and families with nature in fun, physically active ways, while teaching healthy eating and STEM skills. You’ll leave prepared to make your next trip outside an unforgettable experience of fun and learning.
Tuesday, September 26 2:35 PM – 3:50 PM, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 206