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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Visit BirdSleuth at NSTA

April 11, 2013 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, April 12

9:30-10:30 am

Stretch Your Legs for Science
Join us for a mini-bird walk! We’ll have a quick tutorial on bird identification before heading out for a citizen science count.
12:30-1:30 pm
Bird Islands: Exploring Biodiversity Using Interactive Geo-spatial PDF’s to Address the New Frameworks
Bring your laptop or ipad for a hands-on experience.  Learn how to use interactive PDF maps to inspire students to learn the meaning of biodiversity, species richness, endemic, and abundance.
3:30-4:30 pm
Bird’s Eye View: Exploring Human Impacts on the Environment Across the Globe Using Google Earth
Bring your laptop to explore paired current and historical satellite imagery in Google Earth, see landscape change over time, and predict impact on biological communities.

Saturday, April 13

11:00-12:00 am
Birds Bring Your Science Class Alive
Join this group of educators from across the country for a fun experience practicing bird related science activities at a variety of hands- on -stations.  Great ideas and resources for elementary and middle school teachers who want to get started right away.

5:00-6:00 pm
Exploring Birds & Buds: Citizen Science for the Schoolyard
Motivate your students by taking them outside to learn science through simple observations of the birds and plants in your community. In this session, you’ll practice citizen science skills and get handouts you can use with your students right away.

Sunday, April 14

8:00-9:00 am
Meeting the Core Curriculum Standards: Grappling with Grackles Graphing!
Have your students struggled with making or interpreting graphs? In the BirdSleuth program, we encourage kids to collect and organize data about the birds that they see. You’ll learn about free online resources that will help your students create appropriate graphs that allow meaningful conclusions. Stop in and discover great ways to connect science, literacy, and math!

Details

Start:
April 11, 2013 8:00 am
End:
April 14, 2013 5:00 pm

Venue

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, United States