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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NSTA Area Conference – New Orleans
November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Come join the BirdSleuth team at the 2017 NSTA area conference in New Orleans, LA. We have three sessions that will allow you to go more in-depth with our resources. You can also stop by our booth 109 to get free resources.
- SC-3: Stretch Your Legs for Science!:
Would you like more exercise than running between sessions? Join this short course to experience the engagement of citizen science, while stretching your legs on a traveling bird count! Citizen science connects the public and professional scientists to answer questions that scientists can’t answer alone. At the Cornell Lab, we welcome people to contribute data about the kinds, numbers, and behaviors of birds, which helps us understand and conserve them. After learning the basics, we’ll head out for a 60–90 minute eBird count around the Convention Center and along the Mississippi. It might surprise you how many species we’ll find in this urban environment! Take home resources to support classroom implementation. It is not required but recommended that you bring binoculars and a smartphone/tablet. In addition, we will be raffling off five pairs of high-quality binoculars. Note: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Must be able to walk 1 to 1 ½ miles.
Thursday, November 30 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 387
- Teach Evolution with the World’s Most Extravagant Birds:
Watch out Darwin’s finches, a brighter bird is the new biology teacher in town! Learn to teach evolution and natural selection through the birds-of-paradise.
Friday, December 1 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 290
- Developing Science Process Skills through Citizen Science and School Yard Investigations:
Meeting science standards goes hand-in-hand with student investigations and citizen science. Motivate students with school yard projects and real data with our free inquiry curriculum!
Saturday, December 2 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 393