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Connect your students with science and their community!
Join Maine Audubon’s citizen science training and professional development program for middle and high school teachers. Learn about critical wildlife habitat and begin your personal journey toward a better understanding of healthy ecosystems and other core conservation issues.
Transform your teaching. Transform their learning.
Participating teachers can receive up to $400 in stipends and materials
Workshop II – Examples of Citizen Science Projects What does an effective project that focuses on wildlife and habitat look like? Participants will learn about several different citizen science programs that will engage students in meaningful science projects. The students will perform scientific research and record their data online. Some of the projects will include Maine Audubon’s Wildlife Road Watch, Signs of the Seasons and Project Feeder Watch, as well as Project Learning Tree’s Forest Growth Inventory.
Workshop III — Explore Wildlife and Habitat through GIS What do Maine’s wildlife need to flourish? This workshop will focus on the habitats and connections needed to maintain Maine’s native wildlife. Teachers will explore their local habitats and wildlife using online Geographic Information Systems (GIS). They will receive the necessary tools and training to use GIS in their classroom with students.
For more information contact Linda Woodard 207-781-2330 x 213
What teachers had to say about the last Out in the Field Workshop:
“I wanted to let you know how inspirational the workshop was on Friday to me. I have shared the information with many members of my staff, including the principal.” Catherine Hewitt, Wentworth School Scarborough
“I have participated in many workshops and what I like is that this one did what it said it would.” Monica Wright, Bath Middle School
“It linked me into ideas and ways to get my students doing “real science” and collecting real/usable data.” Eli Wilson, Bath Middle School
“Thanks so much. It was a wonderfully inspirational workshop. I want to do EVERYTHING!!!!” Lori Safford, Carrabassett Valley Academy