Habitat Connections: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birdsleuth Professional Development Workshop

Public event
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Discovery Place
300 North Poplar Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States
Phone: 8288625554

BirdSleuth aims to help all types of educators build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen science projects. Studying birds is an accessible and fun way to bring real science to students! From making observations and asking questions to collecting data and publishing results, BirdSleuth creates practicing scientists with resources that engage youth in their own investigations!

Who should attend? Pre-service, classroom, afterschool and informal educators are welcome to particpante. This workshop will provide training and educational resources you can use to engage children ages 8-13 in inquiry-based STEM activities. No matter your location or program space, BirdSleuth can help you connect the kids you work with to fun and engaging citizen science projects and inquiry-based outdoor experiences

What will I receive?  In addition to the training, you will take home a curriculum kit full of supplies. You’ll also have access to ongoing support provided by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the NC Girls STEM Collaborative.

What are the requirements? Register here. Complete the online application provided in the confirmation email for your acceptance in the program.  You need to attend the full training on Saturday, March 18, and be committed to teach the seven lessons with a group of students ages 8-13 in 2017. We will ask you to fill out evaluations and/or participate in a brief interview to help us understand how the resources worked in your setting. We may also ask that you give a brief written pre and post survey to the students with whom you work.

Register Online by Friday, February 28, 2017. Registration Cost: FREE

In this training participants will explore the curriculum Cornell Ornithology: Habitat Connections and strategies for implementing 7 lessons of hands on science activities. Participants will also explore how to use citizen science tools to create learning opportunities in the field. This workshop will be facilitated by Christi Whitworth, Director of Learning Experiences and NC Girls STEM Collaborative Lead. For more information contact Christi Whitworth at cwhitworth@pari.edu.

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