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Hey 3rd-12th grade teachers! Do you know any Black birders? Did you know there is an entire week dedicated to Black birders, called Black Birders Week? Black Birders Week began in 2020 to highlight Black nature enthusiasts and to increase the visibility of Black birders. Beyond observing birds in nature, birding provides opportunities to connect with the natural world and recognize our place in it as humans.

Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday May 21, 2022 for a half-day teacher workshop where you will learn about Black Birders Week and how you and your students can participate in this annual celebration. During this workshop participants will engage in a bird walk led by experienced black birders, explore bird collections from the National Museum of Natural History, and develop an understanding and appreciation for birds and the people who love to watch them. Participants will experience how observation of the natural phenomena creates opportunities for learning and scientific inquiry.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so please be courteous and apply only if you are able to attend the workshop in person. Participants of the workshop will be eligible to receive 5 professional development training hours.

Click this link to register for the workshop.

Click here to discover what else NMAAHC, NMNH and NZP are doing to celebrate Black Birders Week.

Black Birders Week 2022 extends from Sunday May 29, 2022- Saturday June 4, 2022.

Image Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Collection of Sabra Brown Martin, © Cane River Art Corporation


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