Valdosta City School District

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J.L. Lomax Students Enjoy Bird Watching with Teachers

The Flying Wild training and certification exposed teachers to real-world, hands-on, classroom and outdoor exploration opportunities in bird-biology and natural history. It encouraged project-based classroom activities and community involvement centered around environmental education.

The Flying Together four day professional development training at Amicalola Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains taught the teachers how to use Atlanta Audubon’s Learning About Birds curriculum to involve students in environmental data collection and citizen science. According to an article written by the Flying Together instructor Melanie Furr, research is showing that suburban wildlife corridors are critical to birds and the data that teachers and students collect can help scientists have a better understanding of the role those habitats play.