BirdSleuth: Habitat Connections Ornithology Curriculum for Afterschool Programs

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Oregon Child Development Coalition Building
9140 SW Pioneer Ct
Wilsonville, OR 97070
United States

This is a hands-On, fun and FREE Training on Cornell's BIrd Sleuth: Habitat Connections! A perfect Curriculum for Spring and Summer, full of activities and lessons on birds!

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? Whether you are a teacher, afterschool educator, or an informal educator… 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!

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 and the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project.

What are the requirements? You need to attend the full training on Saturday, April 16, and be committed to teach the seven lessons with a group of students ages 8-13 in spring or summer 2016. 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.

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