Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Project Wild/Flying Wild

Tinker Nature Park/Hansen Nature Center hosted a Flying WILD professional development workshop this past Saturday. The day long training session provided formal and nonformal teachers of K-12 students with a comprehensive overview of Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating Birds, as well as practical hands-on training in its implementation. Workshop facilitator, Annie O'Reilly shared information about migratory birds and their convservation needs and helped participants become networked into the bird conservation community in their community.

Facilitator, Annie O'Reilly and
Tim Pratt, Director of Nature Center

Jacqueline Weaver , of Hillside Children's Center, introducing her new species of penguin

Arleen Oliver and others participated in hands on children's activities, giving much inspiration to offer classroom and groups.

Owl pellet dissecting

Project wild/Flying Wild is Supported by the following:

The Council for Environmental Education is a nationally recognized leader in environmental education; providing programs and services that promote responsible stewardship of our natural resources.

In NYS, Project WILD is administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC is responsible for managing the state's natural resources and maintaining a quality environment. Project WILD has reached over 35,000 educators and over one million students since its 1985 New York introduction.

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