Events & Programs

Flying WILD and Bird Sleuth Educator Workshop

  • Friday, Mar 31, 2017 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Maine Lake Science Center

  • 51 Willett Rd, Bridgton
  • Members: $23 Non-members: $25

Join us for this interactive workshop with two excellent bird oriented programs Flying WILD and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Bird Sleuth, and receive a FREE bird feeder for your classroom. This 4.5 hour workshop provides activities that teach people about birds and what they can do to help birds and their habitats.  Studying birds is an accessible and fun way to bring real science to students!

two_girls_with_checklists_pointing-300x200The Flying WILD materials built on scientifically sound information, engaging learners in hands-on activities, and helping young people evaluate choices and make responsible decisions. While meeting the needs of the classroom teacher, Flying WILD: An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds easily adapts to audiences in informal learning settings, such as after-school programs, nature centers, museums, youth organizations, and others. Flying WILD is a Wildlife Society’s Conservation Award winner.

BirdSleuth aims to help educators build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen-science projects.  From making observations and asking questions to collecting data and publishing results, BirdSleuth provides educators with resources that engage youth in their own investigations!

Workshop participants will receive Bird Sleuth information, a bird feeder and curriculum materials along with the activity guide, Flying WILD, An Educator’s Guides to Celebrating Birds which features:

  • 43 field-tested, hands-on, minds-on, nature based, ready-made lessons
  • Listed for each lesson is the content areas, vocabulary, special guests to invite, activity time, space requirements and materials.
  • Activities involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • The guide’s many activities can be used to teach classroom lessons or to initiate service-learning projects that help birds and their habitats.

Contact: Linda Woodard - 207-781-2330 x213

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