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".
The 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 Michelle_Donlan@fws.gov. We hope you join us!
Walk on the Wild Side ~ Colorado
Rocky 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!
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.
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!