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Events Training for Volunteer Instructors

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Join us at this training to learn about our events and activities we offer at our various events throughout the year.

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.kelsekelsey

Events vary in length and occur throughout the year, typically with a focus in the metro-Denver area.

Yampa Valley Crane Festival

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Join us at the 9th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, September 3-6, 2020. The festival returns for 2020 with all of your favorite crane, bird and nature activities, plus new events, films and expert speakers — including Bird Conservancy’s Arvind Panjabi, speaking about the state of North America’s birds.

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Banding Field Trips Training for Volunteer Educators

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Join us at this training to learn about our bird banding field trips, the curriculum, teaching strategies, and how to become a bird banding field trip program leader. Program leaders:

  • Lead groups of students or adults through structured bird banding focused field trips, including a bird walk, migration activity, and sharing information at the banding station
  • 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 3 – 2 hours, dependent on program. Banding field trips occur late August – mid-October, Tuesday through Friday. Banding programs take place at the Barr Lake State Park Nature Center. 

Become a Volunteer Educator – General Training

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Are you interested in becoming a  Volunteer Educator with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies? Join us to learn about our different program curriculums, teaching strategies, and find out what it means to be a  Volunteer Educator! We will be discussing banding programs, events, and field trips, as well as other needs around the ELC.

We are looking for individuals to educate and inspire students and the community to conserve birds and their habitats through interactive in-class programs, field trips, summer camps, and educational outreach events. No teaching experience is necessary — just a willingness to learn!

Barr Lake BioBlitz

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Join us for a day of discovery as we explore the amazing biodiversity of Barr Lake State Park! We’ll identify and inventory every species (plants, mammals, birds, insects, fungi, etc.) we can count in a 12-hour period!

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