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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Join a lecture on Birding...

Of course, as we garden with natives, we get more birds. Would you like to learn a bit more about how to educate people, especially children in the art of identifying birds?

Try this:

SAN DIEGO NATURALISTS, Tuesday, December 4, 1-3 pm.  
In the past year, naturalists have been meeting to coordinate training, learning, and ways to engage more children (and adults) in nature. This meeting will feature three of the five segments in a Birding for Naturalists training module (I. Importance of Birds, IV. The Tools of Birding, and V. Bird Identification). This module has been developed by about ten birders, educators, and others who have met monthly since May. It builds on critical observation and critical thinking skills, without naming a single bird! An interpretive module for naturalists was developed and presented on July 11, focused on leading interpretive walks and thematic interpretation, and got mixed feedback. This meeting will invite input on the needs for training on interpretive skills, then the module will be revised in early 2013.

This was from San Diego Children and Nature - check out their web site for more info.

You're invited to attend this and other December meetings with naturalists, citizen science network, and early childhood educators (instead of general SDCaN meeting), all at Girl Scout program center, 1231 Upas Street.

DIRECTIONS:  The Girl Scout program center is at 1231 Upas Street, on the southwest corner of Richmond and Upas Street at the northern edge of Balboa Park,Girl Scouts of San Diego program centef.  From 163 south, take Washington Avenue east, very soon turn right on Richmond, and follow that about 10 blocks.  Cross Upas and take the first driveway to the right.  From 163 north, take the Richmond Avenue exit and take the fourth driveway to the left.

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