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January 2015
Free

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT FOR EDUCATORS

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Educators, you are invited to a free “Great Backyard Bird Count for Educators” webinar!

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Free

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT FOR EDUCATORS

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Educators, you are invited to a free “Great Backyard Bird Count for Educators” webinar!

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$15

Nesting: Birds Raising Young

January 29 @ 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
Free

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT FOR EDUCATORS

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Educators, you are invited to a free “Great Backyard Bird Count for Educators” webinar!

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Free

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT FOR EDUCATORS

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Educators, you are invited to a free “Great Backyard Bird Count for Educators” webinar!

Find out more »
$15

Citizen Science: Next Generation Scientists

February 5 @ 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 @ 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 - 15
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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Ambassador Workshop: Jefferson, TX

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Collins Academy,
500 E. Broadway, Jefferson, TX 75657 United States
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The Collins Academy is happy to offer a 6 hour workshop in conjunction with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Pennington Ambassador workshop is 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 will learn tips and get resources that will help you get your students outdoors and excited about birds! Lunch: On your own in Historic Jefferson, TX Main Presenter: Libby Horton, Director…

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