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Education Volunteer Training: Events

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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.

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

RSVP IS REQUIRED — please contact Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordianator, at [email protected] or 303-659-4348 x10 by Wednesday, November 13th. Thank you!

CANCELLED – General Education Volunteer Training

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This training has been cancelled due to lack of interest and RSVPs. If you are still interested in volunteering, please feel free to reach out to Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] and she will be happy to help you get involved!

Are you interested in becoming an Education Volunteer 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 an Education Volunteer! 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!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 11th to Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordinator (contact info below) or by filling out THIS FORM.

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Education Volunteer Training: Banding Field Trip Programs

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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.

RSVP IS REQUIRED — please fill out this quick form or contact Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordianator, at [email protected] or 303-659-4348 x10 by Friday, August 16th. Thank you!

Education Volunteer Training – Field Trips & In-Class Programs

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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!