Bird Sleuth Caribbean Training for Educators   | THE DAILY HERALD

Binkie van Es teaches a Bird Sleuth Caribbean training session.


MARIGOT–On October 20 and 21, 2018, the Les Fruits de Mer association is offering a free training for teachers and others who work with children. The training is for the Bird Sleuth Caribbean programme. The training and materials are bilingual in English and French. The September Bird Sleuth training was fully booked and many educators from that session are already using the activities.

“Imagine a school class having fun and learning about biology by playing a game of Bird Bingo or Habitat Scavenger Hunt,” said Les Fruits de Mer President Jenn Yerkes. “We’re excited to make that possible by offering a free training programme for teachers and educators. It can be used in the classroom and outdoors and it was made for the Caribbean.”

Bird Sleuth Caribbean is a set of fun lessons and activities that uses birds to teach youth about nature and science. Bird Sleuth Caribbean has been specially adapted for the region, so kids learn about the birds and habitats that they can see around them. It’s designed for students 9-13 years old. The programme contains lessons, activities and learning games that can be done in the classroom and outdoors.

Les Fruits de Mer will be hosting free training in the Bird Sleuth programme with instructor Binkie van Es. Participants will enjoy hands-on training and receive materials to bring back to their class or youth group. On each training day, 4-5 different games and activities will be taught.

“It’s an amazing feeling to see kids fall in love with birds and science through the Bird Sleuth programme,” explained instructor Binkie van Es. “Birds are the perfect gateway to a love of nature and a passion for learning. The activities are a lot of fun for teachers, too!”

The bilingual training will be at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House: October 20 and 21, from 9:00am-1:00pm. It is free and lunch will be served after each training session. If you are interested, please contact to reserve your spot in the free training

Source: The Daily Herald