|Share the Joy of Birding ~ in Spanish|
|Environment for the Americas, Kenn Kaufman, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory have teamed up to help put the Kaufman bird guide in Spanish, Guia de campo a las aves de norteamerica, into the hands of Spanish speakers. Donate one of the guides for only $12, and it will be distributed to partner organizations that work with Latino audiences. You will be recognized as a donor on a nameplate on the inside front cover. |
|Power of Partnerships: The Peregrine Fund|
|Check the EFTA website regularly for new information about IMBD 2010. Regular updates include information and activities highlighting each species illustrated in the annual art and the partners that have worked for their conservation. |
The Peregrine Fund is one excellent example. The organization was created to stop declines of peregrines caused by the use of DDT. Years later, Peregrine Falcon has been removed from the Endangered Species list, but the organization continues its partnerships and conservation efforts to protect other birds of prey. Learn more about the Peregrine Fund and find an activity to share in your education programs.
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Good News for Environmental Literacy
you hear the good news? Obama's proposed budget includes significant
funding for environmental literacy. Visit this link to learn more!
Join us June 22-25, 2010 at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah for the Connecting People with Nature bird education course is at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah from June 21-25, 2010.. We'll be moving from our usual course site in West Virginia and hope some of our partners out west will be able to take part. This course is a great way for educators to learn how to incorporate birds and bird conservation into their activities. It is not a bird i.d. course, and we'll focus on about one dozen species to teach the basics of bird watching.
Bird Course Moves to Utah
Migratory Bird Conservation: A Trust Responsibility is a course for biologists and natural resource professionals interested in learning the technical aspects of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The course will be held February 22-26, 2010, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.