Arizona K-8th grade “eBird Explorers Workshop”

The Rio Salado Nina Mason Pulliam Audubon Center where the workshop will be held.

Join Cornell Lab and Arizona State University educators for an inspiring professional development opportunity!

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday

Location: Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Application Deadline: January 4, 2023

We’re excited to invite you to this fun, two-day learning experience! You’ll practice citizen science, get to spend time outdoors, and learn more about birds. Choose the K-2, or 3-5, or 6-8 version of eBird Explorers curriculum kit, and leave ready to use these hands-on materials in your classroom. Enjoy time for outdoor exploration while learning and connecting with other educators.

To make the most of our time together, please complete the free eBird Essentials course prior to attending. The course takes approximately 3 hours to complete and will give you the fundamentals of eBird participation.


During this transformative experience, you will:

  • Discover how you can easily take your students outside for hands-on learning inspired by birds.
  • Explore the beautiful grounds of Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.
  • Discover the Cornell Lab’s free educational resources for K-8th grade teachers, including our online field guide, digital library, and citizen-science programs.
  • Explore how to build student science skills through outdoor learning and citizen science.
  • Receive your choice of the K-23-5, or 6-8 eBird Explorers curriculum kits. All kits include bird ID cards, posters, hands-on lessons, and unique grade-level resources. You’ll also take home a bird feeder.
  • Earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
  • Enjoy delicious meals and snacks including lunch and snacks on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Who should attend?

We welcome K-8th classroom educators, STEM coordinators, and school librarians looking for innovative ways to teach STEM content and develop science literacy. Informal educators that teach the same students multiple times (such as in ongoing programming or summer camps) will also find the workshop useful. Thanks to generous gift funding, the experience is free!


COVID-19 Policies

We are guided by Cornell University’s COVID policy. At this time, masks are welcome but not required.


Logistics

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26, 2023, from 8:30 am-5:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lunch and snacks on Saturday and breakfast, lunch, and snacks Sunday are included. You must attend both days of the program.

Location: Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Costs: The workshop is free to accepted applicants. However, participants are responsible the arrangement of and costs for any travel and lodging they may need.

Apply today! Click the “apply now” button and submit your application on or before Wednesday, 1/4/23. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and you’ll receive a response to your application on 1/8/23.