Flying WILD workshops provide activities to teach middle school students about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitats. The activities can be used to teach classroom lessons or to set up service-learning projects about birds and their habitats. The guide can even provide activities for a bird festival.
Participants are eligible for 6 hours of Criteria I or CEU credit and will receive the Flying WILD guide. This workshop is at no cost, including admission to the Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site this day. Portions of this workshop will be held outside, so please plan accordingly for fickle weather.
Register by emailing Courtney Long, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 877-3130.
Through activities involving language arts, social science and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service learning applications, Flying WILD offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus.
Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Project-based classroom applications, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementation of birding festivals.
For more information about this project go to www.flyingwild.org.