Sunday, January 22, 2012

BirdSleuth Workshops in Lakeland

From Tabitha Biehl, Polk County:

I'd like to invite you to attend one of two BirdSleuth workshop opportunities in Florida next month, or to pass the word to others who might be interested. Thanks to sponsorships and grants, we are keeping the costs very low, but space is limited. Both workshops will be held at the Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland , Florida . We look forward to introducing more Florida teachers to BirdSleuth, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s K-12 curriculum!

Ambassador Workshop
February 16-17

This workshop is specifically targeted to people who are interested in becoming BirdSleuth Ambassadors. It’s a fantastic opportunity for informal educators, science supervisors, lead teachers, and people involved in curriculum and teacher professional development to network, develop new skills, and receive great resources. We’ll cover our classroom program as well as resources for out-of school use (afterschool, homeschool, camps). This fun, hands-on workshop will prepare participants to be part of our growing team of Ambassadors, who share this innovative curriculum with teachers around the country. For more information,please see this page. (Cost $30 and includes two days of training, all meals, and a kit full of resources.)

Teacher Workshop
February 18

Would you like to teach your students through birds? Join Cornell Lab of Ornithology educators for this fun, hands-on Saturday workshop! You’ll receive and learn about theBirdSleuth Most Wanted Birds curriculum and discover how your students can become citizen scientists! Participating teachers receive breakfast and lunch, tours, and lectures, the BirdSleuth curricula, and a certificate of completion from Cornell Lab. This training and these resources will make it easy for you to use BirdSleuth in your classroom or program. For more information, please see this page. (Cost is $20 and includes meals, tours, training, and the fullMost Wanted Birds curriculum kit.)

We’d love to get a diverse group of participants together and recruit a strong cohort of Ambassadors, so I ask that you pass the word to educators who you think might be interested. Register or forward this announcement soon; space is quite limited.

Jennifer Fee, K-12 Programs Manager
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
(607) 254-2403

Tabitha Biehl
Environmental Lands Stewardship Coordinator
Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division
4177 Ben Durrance Rd
Bartow, Fl 33830
Environmental Lands Program: 863-534-7377
Polk's Nature Discovery Center
4399 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
Polk's Nature Discovery Center : 863-668-4673
cell: 863-899-8157
fax: 863-668-4677

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