News from the Flyway - Environment for the Americas - Home of IMBD
August 2011
In This Issue
Caribbean Organizers Get Ready
Bird Educator Course in Florida
Walk on the Wild Side in Colorado
Summer Super Sales
Odds & Ends
Find Bird Education Resources
Caribbean Organizers Ready for IMBD


Sheylda Diaz of Puerto Rico (l) 

and Anthony Levesque of Guadeloupe make bird festivals in the Caribbean happen!

SCSCB (The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds) met in Grand Bahamas in July 2011. Among the many excellent sessions was the opportunity for educators to get their IMBD 2011 materials and practice their interviewing skills.  


Leo Douglas, Chair of SCSCB's Media Working Group organized a session dedicated to exploring the importance of media to involving the public in bird conservation.  Participants learned techniques for improving their speaking skills and practiced during mock interviews.  Listen to The Nature Conservancy's Leno Davis share news about his IMBD event..."live".

IMBD Mock Interview

Bird Educator Course Moves to St. Marks
St. MarksThe National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) course, Connecting People to Nature through Birds,
will be held at St. Marks NWR in March 2012.

St. Marks is the gateway
to the Florida Birding Trail and home to over 250 bird species.  We'll have great birding along with our sessions on managing groups, organizing a bird walk, and more.  For information, contact Michelle Donlan at  We hope you join us!

Walk on the Wild Side ~ Colorado
BirdmaskRocky Mountain Bird Observatory will host its first Walk on the Wild Side in Brighton, Colorado on October 1, 2011.  Funds will benefit their many education programs, including family programs, youth camps, and classroom presentations.  

Take part in a 1K, 5K, or 10K, be a volunteer, sign up as a virtual walker, or send in your contribution.  There are many ways to be a part of bird conservation! 
Summer Super Sales
Our summer super sales continue with great deals on beautifulCardinal notecards from Charley Harper, Ram Papish, and other bird artists.  Keep an eye on our store...because we're cleaning up our inventory!

Summer Super Sales

Odds & Ends
Courses, Conferences, New Resources
USGS has released a report on the constraints to participation in environmental and outdoor recreation programs.  The results include information from more than 125 journal articles, books, and reports published from 1980 to 2009.

Visit Environment for the Americas at the following Conferences.  We'll have booths and presentations on our project studying Latino participation in Informal Science Education, plus the latest information about IMBD and bird education materials.


 North American Association for Environmental Education 

Oct 11 - 12, Raleigh, North Carolina 


Focus on Diversity

October 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


National Association for Interpretation

Nov 8 - 11, St. Paul, Minnesota


Washington Western Bluebird Reintroduction

is a success!  Birds are now thriving on San Juan Island as a result of a 5-year project.

Bluebird Reintroduction News 




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Education Resource Directory Gets FaceliftResource Directory

Looking for some resources, information, curricula, or other materials about birds and bird conservation?  We have updated the Bird Education Resource Directory to make it simpler to find just what you need. Searching by audience, habitat, threats, and language are easier than ever.

The directory is also the place for you to register your materials and programs, whether you offer a summer bird camp or have a great activity to share.  Make them available to everyone and get the word out!

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