Black Hills Audubon restarted it's Education
Committee in 2008, with Debbie Nickerson as the Chair. The result has been
several wildly popular birding classes taught by knowledgeable instructors.
Each class has filled up quickly with waiting lists.
All upcoming classes will be listed here as soon as they have been scheduled.
More classes coming Fall
Black Hills Audubon Offers Scholarship for Teen Bird Banding Camp
Over the past 8
years, Puget Sound Bird Observatory has partnered with Seattle Audubon to offer a
bird banding camp for teens ages 15-18 years old.
Cascades Banding Camp is
located in a primitive campground within Wenatchee National Forest. Teens learn
the basics of net placement, extraction and handling, ageing, and sexing. A
special emphasis is placed on the use of molt to age birds.
The Black Hills
Audubon is offering a partial scholarship in the amount of $500 to help pay for
the cost of attending the camp. The remainder of the cost, $50, would need to be
paid by the applicant. The scholarship is open to any teen ages 15-18 from Lewis,
Mason, or Thurston County. No prior birding or banding experience is necessary.
Camp dates will be announced, but are generally in late July or early August. To apply send a letter of interest including
two references, to: Black Hills Audubon Society, c/o Banding Scholarship, PO Box
2524 Olympia, WA 98507. For more information on the camp, please see Puget Sound
Bird Observatory's website at http://pugetsoundbirds.org/. For all other
questions please contact Tracey Scalici at firstname.lastname@example.org.
application is July 8, 2013.
To Volunteer with
the Education Committee
We are looking for more volunteers who wish to
help with a variety of education-related projects including:
Developing/updating presentation slideshows on birds and birding for
children and adults—skills in graphics, science, or education
Coordinating and arranging birding classes
Working with area teachers to bring this curriculum to the schools
Staffing information tables at various local events
welcomed to promote bird and birding education whether you have days or just a
few hours to participate.
Please contact Debbie Nickerson at 360-754-5397 for questions and for
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