|IMBD 2011 Materials a Hit|
We've already received many positive reviews of the IMBD 2011 materials and appreciate your responses. In 2010, we distributed all of the posters and anticipate doing the same this year. Over 10,000 posters have already shipped, so if you're planning on making them available at your event, please get us your request soon.
The annual t-shirt premiered in the Caribbean, during a shorebird monitoring training workshop. At the same time, educators received IMBD materials to use at upcoming Caribbean Endemic Bird Festivals and future IMBD events.
This year's [t-shirt] design is quite different from previous years, and has gotten great reviews locally. Cheryl Carrothers, USFS
And the IMBD 2011 Education Booklet is flying out the door. This handy little education booklet has over 20 pages of information and activities, all focusing on birds. Topics include What is a Bird, the Birder's Code of Ethics, Bird Behaviors, and Taking Action to Conserve Birds. It is recommended for ages 6 - 11 and is a great complement to education stations.
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|Connecting People to Nature Through Birds|
Environment for the Americas has the privilege of working with staff at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center Division of Education Outreach to lead a 4-day course called Connecting People with Nature through Birds.
The purpose of this course is to help educators, biologists, and volunteers gain confidence and skills in connecting people with birds through a variety of bird-focused programs. Every level of birder can gain new techniques, ideas, and activities. This is NOT a bird identification course. Rather, we focus on about a dozen species for practicing birding skills and teaching techniques.
The full 4-day course is scheduled for June 6-9, 2011 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.
Register for the Course
Do you work or volunteer with US Fish and Wildlife Service? If so, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the Friends of the NCTC Scholarship Program to attend the course.
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