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  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    I like to include everyone in the conversation. even the most timid students have some input that will add to the entire workshop you just need to coax them into sharing by being polite, respectful and little stern at times.
    in reply to: Best Practices #653004
  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    The best workshops I have attended involved allowing the students time to investigate theories on their own or in small groups. The facilitator would pose a question then allow the class to break into groups. In the end each group would present their results. This is the behavior I would most like to replicate, as it has helped me gain confidence in my abilities. As a facilitator I would be ready to answer any questions posed by these break out groups and would be available for consultation if needed.
    in reply to: Teaching Teachers #649176
  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    Allowing the participants to make the ground rules was a great iea it helps to get "buy in" and make the group responsible for their own actions. The use of scientific inquiry, asking open ended questions (and not providing the answer) letting the children speculate and investigate their answers to be able to prove, disprove them.
  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    In my Raptor programs I have asked the children to pretend they are the predators and to find the materials they need to become that bird, (Binoculars for great eyesight, a comb to preen their feathers, a flashlight to see in the dark, etc.). I have asked students to comment on what they see at their feeders or around their yards, and to explain what they felt certain behaviors meant.
  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    I feel that all of the citizen science programs are extremely useful. The feeder watch and nest watch to name just two of them. They have helped inspire me in my love of birds and birding and have helped me to get some of my neighbors involved as well. When my neighbors see me out walking (with binoculars in hand) I am often asked what I am looking for. I have explained my searches to most neighbors and now they are assisting me as we locate and monitor nests for raptors such as an Osprey family 5 years in a row, a Cooper's hawk family 6 years in a row at 2 different sites ( one nest was destroyed by a winter storm). and smaller birds such as E. Bluebirds and N. Cardinals.
  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    For 43 years my family and I have successfully raised Eastern Bluebirds in at least one of our 4 backyard nest boxes. Including one year where we had a House Wren eject the newly hatched birds. I found 4 of the 5 in the grass and replaced them in the next box where dad bluebird sat calling and calling in about an hour mamma Bluebird came back and all 4 birds fledged successfully!
  • Edward
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    Hawkbase
    I myself have been sending information as a member of project feeder watch and nest watch for the last 5-6 years. I have run programs at my library about birds and their adaptations. and would like to bring the kids outside this winter for an owl prowl, after doing a pellet investigation program.
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