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January 2015
$15

Birds in Your Ecosystem

January 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WebEx

Offered on January 8th at **7:30pm eastern time***, this webinar focuses on understanding habitats and basic information about the birds around you. The webinar will explain how content relates to NGSS 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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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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$15

Bird Talk: Songs and Calls

January 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WebEx

Offered on January 15th at ***7:30PM eastern time****, 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 the importance of vocalizations for birds
3. Analyze sound with Raven
4. Identify various vocalization types and functions

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$35

Ambassador Workshop: Queens University of Charlotte

January 17, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Queens University of Charlotte,
1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207 United States
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This workshop is a part of our 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! The workshop will take place at Queens University of Charlotte and will be presented by Karan Barber with the E-Corps Expeditions Inc. Learn more and register on their site.

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$15

Migration: Birds on the Move

January 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WebEx

Offered on January 22nd at **7:30pm eastern time**, 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

Ambassador Workshop: Sweetbriar Nature Center

January 24, 2015 @ 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 Thursday, January 23rd. REGISTER HERE!

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$15

Nesting: Birds Raising Young

January 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WebEx

Offered on January 29th at **7:30pm eastern time**, 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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February 2015
$15

Citizen Science: Next Generation Scientists

February 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WebEx

Offered on February 5th at ***7:30pm eastern time*** 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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March 2015
$57

Ambassador Workshop: Shawnee National Forest

March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Shawnee National Forest Headquarters Office,
50 Highway 145 South, Harrisburg, IL 62946 United States

This workshop is a part of our 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! Amanda Patrick will also present on the Leopold Education project. The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac. …

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NSTA Chicago – National Conference

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015
McCormick Place West,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Join BirdSleuth at the national NSTA conference in Chicago, IL. Attend one or all of our workshop sessions listed below, or stop by our booth to chat with us and get your free bird feeder. Hope to see you there! A Bird in the Hand: Grab your mobile device and join us to explore tools and apps for bird-related investigations and citizen science in any setting: inside/out or rural/urban! Thursday, March 12 1-1:30pm @ McCormick Place, W187a. Collaborative Conservation through Birds…

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