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April 2010
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More Materials Available
Map Your IMBD Event
EFTA is a Star!
Festival Highlights on Facebook
Odds & Ends
Natasha Kerr Joins Staff
Education Magazine Focuses on Partners
Wood ThrushDon't forget that we add new materials to the EFTA website regularly. These materials are free and downloadable. This month, we've added an event flyer and are putting the final touches on a PowerPoint presentation. Our on-line store also has many education materials, including activity books, event materials, and field guides. (Wood Thrush by Robert Petty).
Get Your IMBD Event on the Map
MapAdvertise your IMBD 2010 event free on the EFTA Explorer's Map.  Last year we tallied a record 450 events, and we hope to keep that number growing.  Submitting your information also helps us keep track of participation, learn about your activities, and improve our outreach.  It only takes a few minutes to map it.
EFTA is a Star!
BirdStarLogoWe are pleased to announce our affiliation as a proud member of, a consortium of leading bird organizations renowned for their expertise and comprehensive information about wild birds. Bird Stars are working together to provide connections to bird conservation, education, bird feeding, and more.

Festival Highlights on Facebook
Stay Up-to-Date on Plans for 2010
BioBlitzOur Facebook is just one way that we share ideas for your festival or other bird education program. Learn about Lake Louisa State Park's activities and the highlights of the Queen City Bird Festival's upcoming Migratory Bird Day. Or share information about your other activities, such as the cool new logo you're adding to your IMBD tshirts.
Odds & Ends
Courses, Conferences, New Resources

Join us JuneBear River22-25, 2010 at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah for the Connecting People with Naturebird education course is at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah from June 21-25, 2010. In addition to learning the basics of bird watching, we'll visit a California Gull colony and observe chick banding, explore citizen science activities, and check out the abundant waterbird species on the refuge. 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

The Golden-winged Warbler Working Group offers free, downloadable posters plus lots of information about this species and its conservation.

Phone: 1.866.334.3330
Natasha Kerr
Joins EFTA Staff
Natasha Kerr
Natasha Kerr joins EFTA to help with all aspects of our work, but she'll focus on outreach to Latino/Hispanic communities.  Natasha is a fluent Spanish speaker and is already a great benefit to our study of barriers to Latino participation in informal science education programs.

If you want to follow our research and outreach activities focusing on Latino/Hispanic populations, sign up for the Connecting Cultures newsletter by emailing:
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