News from the Flyway - Environment for the Americas - Home of IMBD
September 2009
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Win a Limited Edition Print!
Upcoming Conferences
IMBD in Colombia
Ideas for Your IMBD Event
Fire Island Surveys Completed
Win a 2009 Limited Edition Art Print
2009 ArtWhat do you need to improve your IMBD event?  You can help us and hundreds of events by answering a short, 10-question survey.  The survey may be completed anonymously, or you may include your name and affiliation.  We'll host a drawing when surveys are complete, and the winner will receive a signed Limited Edition print of the 2009 art.  We have 59 completed surveys, but we need more!  Select the survey below that best fits your event.

Upcoming Conferences
Conference on Diversity in Outdoor Recreation ~ Sept. 26
Black Swamp Bird Observatory and its partners are hosting a conference on improving diversity in outdoor recreation.  The workshop will be held in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, September 26, 2009.  Four guest speakers will share what they are doing to increase participation by diverse audiences and how educators may improve their outreach.
Learn About the Conference

Watchable Wildlife Conference ~ Oct. 5-8
A trip to Cape May will offer lots of good birding and a conference loaded with information on children in nature, ecotourism, the economics of wildlife viewing and more. 
Colombia Celebrates 6th IMBD
Colombia PosterFundación ProAves in Colombia hosts one of the largest IMBD festivals, attracting as many as 15,000 people and celebrated in communities throughout the country.  The event will be held from October 1st - 23rd and will include parades, education activities, and more.  The festival strengthens the network of organizations and people committed to migratory bird conservation.
IMBD 2009 ~ The Power of Partnerships
Event FlyersIMBD surveys show that over 50% of event organizers want more  ideas from other events.  We provide downloadable materials, photos of events, and samples of promotional materials at  AND we would appreciate any photos, activities, articles, and materials you would like to share from your events.  Please send information to

Phone: 1.866.334.3330
Surveys Conducted in Latino Communities
Fire Island, New York
Pilar Velasquez
Pilar Velasquez (above)
of Guatemala gathered 125 surveys in Latino communities near Fire Island National Seashore.  Survey participants were very interested in Pilar's work as an intern with the National Park Service Park Flight Migratory Bird Program.  They also shared their feelings about the barriers to taking part in informal science education.  The results of Pilar's surveys will be entered into our database and analyzed.  We will share the results with you when they are available.

EFTA's newest project is a 3-year study to learn how to engage Latino audiences in science education. If you want to follow the project, please email:
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