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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July 2014
$75

Soar Through the Standards – One Day, Full Series

July 17

Fit in a full day of professional development on July 17th, 2014! We’ll be offering the full series of webinars starting at 10:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM Eastern time. Register for the full day and you will leave with 5 contact hours, all associated resources and teaching slides, and a completion letter informing you how you can receive 1 Cornell CEU.

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August 2014
$295

BirdSleuth Educator’s Retreat

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - August 15 @ 5:00 pm
Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Join BirdSleuth at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a 3-day educator retreat. Participants will: receive hands-on training and experience with BirdSleuth activities and curricula learn how to use the Cornell Lab’s citizen science programs, online field guide, and digital library as educational resources for K-12 learning practice bird identification and learn about bird biology through bird walks led by local bird experts meet and interact with the scientists and staff that make the Cornell Lab of Ornithology a world-renowned institution,…

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Soar Through the Standards – One Day, Full Series

August 21

Fit in a full day of professional development on August 21st, 2014! We’ll be offering the full series of webinars starting at 10:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM Eastern time. Register for the full day and you will leave with 5 contact hours, all associated resources and teaching slides, and a completion letter informing you how you can receive 1 Cornell CEU.

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September 2014
$15

Birds in Your Ecosystem

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WebEx

Offered on September 8th at **7pm EST***, this webinar focuses on understanding habitats and basic information about the birds around you. The webinar will explain how content relates to NGS standards.
After attending this webinar, teachers will be able to…

1. Describe the features that make a bird a bird.
2. Name and describe the four components of habitat.
3. Name and describe three adaptations that birds have for living in their environment.

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$15

Bird Talk: Songs and Calls

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WebEx

Offered on September 16th at 7PM EST****, this webinar focuses on bird communication. What’s the difference between a song and a call? Do all birds sing? How can students analyze bird song? Just as there are many ways that birds communicate, there are many ways that you can teach bird talk in your classroom. We’ll show you how it fits standards!

After attending this webinar, educators will be able to…

1. Distinguish the differences between songs and calls
2. Understand importance of vocalizations for birds
3. Analyze sound with Raven
4. Identify various vocalization types and functions

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