The National Audubon Society would like to extend to you an exciting opportunity to make a difference in your school community!
Once a year, the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Conservation Training Center offers a course in the Schoolyard Habitat Program. This year, the course is taking place at Audubon Greenwich and will be the first time it is being held in Connecticut!
The work we have been leading with our Urban Oases and Schoolyard Habitat projects in New Haven as part of the National Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership has brought national attention to our state! With this course, we have the opportunity to continue to build capacity and support for these projects by training people like yourselves in the program.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife personnel, Refuges and Fisheries visitor services professionals, educators, outdoor recreational planners, landscape architects, or anyone whose resource management efforts would be enhanced or supported by education initiatives.
National USFWS training course in the Schoolyard Habitat Program: A Schoolyard Habitat/Outdoor Classroom Program is a coordinated effort between schools, USFWS offices, and other conservation and community organizations to establish ecologically sound restoration projects that are sustainable outdoor learning areas on school sites.
4 days: In-person, Greenwich, CT
2 webinars: 90 minute sessions
· August 19, 2014 – Webinar, 2-3:30 p.m. ET, Adobe Connect
· September 8-11, 2014 – In-person, Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT
· October 28, 2014 – Webinar, 2-3:30 p.m. ET, Adobe Connect
*Participants must attend all 3 sessions to complete the course.
Where: Online & at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd. Greenwich, CT 06831
Deadline to register: July 31, 2014
Tuition: $796, does not include lodging and meals.