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September 2014
$5

Ambassador Workshop: Douglas Hart Nature Center

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Douglas Hart Nature Center,
2204 Dewitt Ave. E, Mattoon, IL 61938 United States
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This workshop is a part of our free Pennington Ambassador workshops available to all classroom teachers! All attendees will receive a free Pennington bird feeder, coupons, and handouts to complement our ”Feathered Friends” download.  During the workshop, you’ll learn tips and get resources that will help you get your students outdoors and excited about birds! This workshop will be taught by Pam Evans at the Douglas Hart Nature Center. To register, please contact Jennifer Tariq at 217-235-4644 or at enveddhnature@consolidated.net

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Free

New York BirdSleuth Workshop

September 19 @ 8:30 am - September 20 @ 3:30 pm

Attend our “Nature Detectives” workshop on Friday, or “Habitat Connections” on Saturday!

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$15

Migration: Birds on the Move

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WebEx

Offered on September 23rd at **7pm EST**, this webinar focuses on understanding the reasons birds migrate and the costs and benefits and how they can help you reach Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom.

After attending the webinar, teachers will be able to…

1. Define migration.
2. List at least three potential hazards that birds face during migration.
3. Identify at least two ways to help reduce negative impacts on migrating birds.
4. Identify costs and benefits of living year-round in either the temperate or tropical zones, and for migrating between the two.

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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feeding birds can spark kids’ curiosity, interest in the outdoors and engagement with science!
In this webinar, you’ll find out how you and the youth you work with can: 1) Make your own feeders and create a bird garden 2) Decide where and when to hang your feeders in order to attract a variety of birds 3) Learn to identify birds and participate in our citizen science projects

Note: Webinar is at 12:00pm *****Eastern Time**

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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Feeding birds can spark kids’ curiosity, interest in the outdoors and engagement with science!
In this webinar, you’ll find out how you and the youth you work with can: 1) Make your own feeders and create a bird garden 2) Decide where and when to hang your feeders in order to attract a variety of birds 3) Learn to identify birds and participate in our citizen science projects

Note: Webinar is at 8:00pm *****Eastern Time**

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$15

Nesting: Birds Raising Young

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WebEx

Offered on September 30th at **7pm EST**, this webinar focuses on understanding nesting birds and how they can help you reach NGS standards in the classroom.

After attending the Getting Nested with Nesting Birds webinar, teachers will be able to…

1. Define “precocial” and “altricial” and describe the similarities and differences for birds with those strategies.
2. Outline the steps of the nesting process.
3. Name and describe at least three kinds of nests.
4. Outline the needs that baby birds have.
5. Describe at least two impacts that humans have on nesting birds.

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October 2014

Ambassador Workshop: Wings at Your Windows! Engaging Students in Winter Bird Feeding

October 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
McLane Audubon Center,
84 Silk Farm Rd, Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Join our BirdSleuth Ambassador Hilary Chapman with the New Hampshire Audubon for this exciting workshop! Liven up the winter by attracting birds to your classroom window for close-up observation.  Use student observations to integrate language arts, math, art, and science, and learn how students can collect data for the NH Winter Bird Survey.  Participants will gain an overview of winter bird biology, identification, and feeding.  Through centers, participants will see evidence of student work, gain ideas for bird feeding investigations,…

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$15

Citizen Science: Next Generation Scientists

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WebEx

Offered on October 7th at 7pm EST – The kids you teach are the scientists of tomorrow! Providing them ample guidance to build science skills and science understanding is essential. There are many ways you can make observations for citizen science and achieve standards. This webinar demonstrates the strength that citizen science opportunities can provide your students.

After attending this webinar, educators will be able to…

1. Identify advantages of various citizen science projects
2. Confidently begin identifying birds with student groups
3. Guide students to analyze citizen science data

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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feeding birds can spark kids’ curiosity, interest in the outdoors and engagement with science!
In this webinar, you’ll find out how you and the youth you work with can: 1) Make your own feeders and create a bird garden 2) Decide where and when to hang your feeders in order to attract a variety of birds 3) Learn to identify birds and participate in our citizen science projects

Note: Webinar is at 7:00pm *****Eastern Time**

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Ambassador Workshop: Wings at Your Windows: Engaging Students in Winter Bird Feeding

October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Massabesic Audubon Center,
26 Deerneck Rd, Auburn, NH 03032 United States
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Join our BirdSleuth Ambassador Hilary Chapman with the New Hampshire Audubon for this exciting workshop! Liven up the winter by attracting birds to your classroom window for close-up observation.  Use student observations to integrate language arts, math, art, and science, and learn how students can collect data for the NH Winter Bird Survey.  Participants will gain an overview of winter bird biology, identification, and feeding.  Through centers, participants will see evidence of student work, gain ideas for bird feeding investigations,…

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