Teaching with the Birds of Big Bald – Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9am-2pm, at Big Bald Mountain, Yancey County (25 minutes north of Mars Hill, NC)
Teachers from Yancey, Madison, and surrounding counties are invited to explore and experience the birds of Big Bald. This free workshop will introduce teachers to hands-on learning activities in the beauty and unique high-elevation habitat of Big Bald Mountain, located along the Appalachian Trail (1/2 mile hike from parking lot). Learn how you can use this setting and the bird banding station for experiential learning with your students. This workshop will be entirely outdoors (will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather). Lunch will be provided. Gas stipends are available for Madison and Yancey teachers. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for credit toward NCEE Criteria II and NC CEU.
Offered by Southern Appalachian Raptor Research (SARR), a nonprofit organization of people passionate about birds. Leaders include NC public school teachers and certified environmental educators, Tedi McManus & Tina Thomas, and SARR Program Director, Mark Hopey.
Funding for this workshop is provided by a Creating New Economies Fund grant from The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program, with generous support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.