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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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$25

Ambassador Workshop: Roscommon, MI

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
R.A. MacMullan Conference Center,
104 Conservation Dr., Roscommon, MI 48653 United States
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Learn how to use birds to leverage your education goals and improve learning experiences for your students. Flying Wild is a nationally recognized curriculum that uses birds to teach environmental education and inspire youth. Both BirdSleuth from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Flying Wild create real-world experiences in bird biology, citizen science, conservation and natural history for youth. Participants will receive a Flying Wild Manual along with BirdSleuth’s “Feathered Friends”  activities, a free Pennington window feeder, and will gain…

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University of California and BirdSleuth 4-H Citizen Science Workshop

October 23 - 24
Elkus Ranch,
1500 Purissima Creek Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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University of California & Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdSleuth Workshop Elkus Ranch, Half Moon Bay, CA. http://ucanr.edu/sites/elkus_ranch/  October 22 and* 23, 2014 Cornell is partnering with three state 4-H Programs across the county, including the University of California, 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 educators implementing the curricula of their choice. Each day…

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FREE

Ambassador Workshop: New Albany, OH

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Albany Schools,
55 N. High St, New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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This workshop is a part of our free Pennington Ambassador workshops available to all classroom teachers K-12!  All attendees will receive a free Pennington bird feeder, coupons, and handouts to complement our “Feathered Friends” download.  The workshop will be taught by Environmental Education and STEM Expeditions Advisor Sandy Willmore.  During the workshop, you’ll learn tips and get resources that will help you get your students outdoors and excited about birds!  After the workshop, Sandy can meet with you individually or with other teachers…

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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
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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