Slow Birding will be offered again this year as part of North Branch Nature Center's professional development week for teachers called the ECO Summer Institute, Level 2. This is a five-day nature immersion course for elementary teachers, assistants, aides, and administrators. During the week, a leadership team of professional nature immersion specialists guides teachers in the direct application of outdoor classroom routines as well as ways to incorporate NGSS and Common Core into those routines.
Slow Birding explores a fresh approach to observing birds focused on re-awakening your innate birding skills while at the same time creating a deeper connection to your self and the place you live. We'll be learning how to tweak this practice for children and how it builds a foundation for science inquiry.
For details, please click here to visit the North Branch Nature Center's web-page on all the ECO Institute courses available during the summer of 2019.