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August 2014

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 9th 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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Free

Feeding Birds Webinar

September 10 @ 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 10 @ 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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Free

Connecticut BirdSleuth Workshop

September 12 @ 8:30 am - September 13 @ 3:30 pm
Birdcraft Museum ,
314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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Help us create a Connecticut 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 Birdcraft Museum, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Afterschool Investigators:…

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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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$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

Help us create a New York City 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. We’re excited to announce two consecutive workshops being held in New York City,…

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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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