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October 2014

Buffalo, NY BirdSleuth Workshop

October 24 @ 8:30 am - October 25 @ 3:30 pm
The Park School,
4625 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY 14226 United States

Help us create a New York network of BirdSleuth student scientists! You are invited to apply for one of 25 scholarships  to attend a BirdSleuth workshop and receive teaching materials. BirdSleuth builds positive attitudes, confidence, and science interest in students. Citizen science and inquiry experiences provide motivation and excitement to students of all ability levels, including those who don’t excel in more traditional forms of learning. The workshop will take place at The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road Amherst, NY 14226.  Apply…

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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

October 28 @ 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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November 2014

NSTA Orlando – Area Conference

November 6 - 8
Orange County Convention Center,
9990 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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Join the BirdSleuth team at the NSTA area conference in Orlando! Come on a short bird walk at our “Stretch Your Legs for Science” presentation, or stop by and grab your free bird feeder at our booth!

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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

November 11 @ 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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University of Illinois and Cornell Lab of Ornithology 4-H Citizen Science Workshop

November 13 - 14
Hawthorne Suites,
101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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University of Illinois is one of three state 4-H Programs that will be partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, to pilot test two citizen-science curricula from their BirdSleuth K-12 project; “Nature Detectives” and “Habitat Connections”. The year-long partnership (program year 2014-15) will involve collecting information about youth development and science identity from trained educators and volunteers implementing the curricula of their choice. Each day of training focuses on one of the curricula. Depending on which kit you plan to implement, workshop participants may choose to take part in either one or both days of the workshop. Each participant or location will leave with one free kit.

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CAST Dallas

November 20 - 22
Hilton Anatole in Dallas,
2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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Join the BirdSleuth team at the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) in Dallas. Be sure to stop by our booth and receive your free feeder!

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FREE

Ambassador Workshop: Sweetbriar Nature Center

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sweetbriar Nature Center,
62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown, NY 11787 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 free “Feathered Friends” activities.  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 presented by Susan Krause from the Four Harbors Audubon with assistance from the Sweetbriar Nature Center. Registration closes Wednesday, November 12th. REGISTER HERE!

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December 2014

NSTA Long Beach – Area Conference

December 4 - 6
Long Beach Convention Center,
300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Come join BirdSleuth at the NSTA area conference in Long Beach! Meet Jennifer Fee and LoriAnne Barnett, editor and co-author of the NSTA Press “Citizen Science: 15 Lessons that Bring Biology to Life,” or come on a short bird walk with us at our “Stretch Your Legs for Science” presentation. Just be sure to get your free bird feeder at our booth!

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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

December 11 @ 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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FREE

Feeding Birds Webinar

January 14, 2015 @ 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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