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August 2014
$15

Bird of Paradise Workshop @ The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University,
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Explore the incredible Birds-of Paradise with this unique opportunity to join BirdSleuth K-12 for a workshop at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.  The full day workshop will include a behind-the-scenes museum tour, a pass into the birds-of-paradise exhibit, and professional development training with BirdSleuth staff.  Each educator will be given tools and resources to bring back to their classroom or teaching program. When: August 1st, 2014 Time: 10am to 4pm Cost: $15 Participants are awarded professional development credit. Snacks…

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$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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Sorry, the Retreat is full.  We recommend that you take our webinar series… or watch for a future announcement of a retreat which we will plan for next summer! 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…

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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 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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$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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$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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$15

Nesting: Birds Raising Young

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WebEx

Offered on September 30th at **7pm EST**, 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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October 2014

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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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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