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Education Volunteer Training – Field Trips & In-Class Programs
March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
Join us at this training to learn about our field trip and in-class offerings, curriculums, teaching strategies, and how to become a school program leader. Program leaders:
- Lead groups of students or adults through structured field trips, in-class programs, or events on topics such as bird adaptations, habitats, water ecology, and prairie ecology
- Work with different age groups, and be flexible in adapting your lessons to the appropriate grade level
- Facilitate inquiry-based experiential learning
- Embrace teachable moments
This training is for new volunteers, and is recommended as a refresher for returning volunteers.
If you’re interested, you are welcome to attend; no teaching experience is necessary, though experience with children is preferred. Applicants with a working knowledge of natural resources, natural history, ornithology, or who have the willingness to learn, are comfortable speaking in front of a group, and are reliable, adaptable, team players are encouraged to apply.
Programs vary in length, between 1.5 -5 hours, dependent on program. Most programs occur during the week, though other events do happen in the evenings and on weekends. Most programs happen at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ headquarters in Brighton, Colorado, at Barr Lake State Park. However, in-class programs and events can be located across the front range.
RSVP IS REQUIRED — please contact Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordianator, at [email protected] or 303-659-4348 x10 by Wednesday, March 27th. Thank you!
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