Monday, February 7, 2011

Learning About Birds Curriculum Training for Educators and Youth Leaders Presented at the OAC - February 12, 2011

Training and materials for the Atlanta Audubon Learning About Birds (LAB) curriculum series will be made available free of charge to formal and non-formal educators as well as leaders of youth programs at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) this month through a partnership between WAWA and the Atlanta Audubon Society (AAS).

LAB brings skills and understanding about birds and the habitats that support them to children, their teachers, and their communities by providing educators with training, curricula, and instructional materials. The activities and ideas in LAB provoke scientific inquiry, constructive thinking, and curiosity about nature.

As a part of the training AAS will offer full color student activity pamphlets in English and Spanish along with companion educator guides that include background information and lesson ideas aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. The publication topics include Ten Common Birds of Atlanta, How to Use a Field Guide, What Makes a Bird...a Bird, Exploring Bird Habitat, Mysteries of Migration, Feeding Birds, and All About Owls.  Also included will be the student English/Spanish pamphlet on Grassland Birds and companion educator guide. Nature journaling instruction and materials (while supplies last) will also be weaved into the LAB activities.

The two-part LAB training session for educators and youth leaders will be hosted by WAWA and AAS on Saturday, February 12, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. for the indoor/outdoor component with a follow-up evening session on Wednesday, February 23 from 6:30 PM- 8 PM.  A rain date for the outdoor session is set for Saturday, February 26, also from 2pm – 5pm at the OAC.
All LAB training sessions and materials are free of charge, but registration is required.  To register for the training sessions or to inquire about the program, please send an e-mail to or call 404-752-5385.
The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.