This activity is designed as a ~1 hr long workshop with multiple components that build concepts and knowledge sequentially. Students learn about mating behavior, Greater Prairie-chickens, and tropical forest birds. Students watch short video clips of different species and collect information from them on worksheets.

Ages: middle-school to high school
Best group size/event type: 10-20 students, good for class-room style workshop

Birds are all around us. Once we start seeing them, they are the most accessible way to start appreciating the nature that surrounds us daily. This workshop teaches some basics of what and how to look for birds, with a short outdoor field trip.

Ages: middle-school to high school
Best group size/event type: 10-20 students, combination indoor/outdoor workshop

This informal workshop is flexible in duration and introduces students to some non-stereotypical activities that biologists engage in, and feature non-stereotypical role models. The workshop features a very brief presentation with plenty of structured Q & A time.

Ages: elementary school to high school
Best group size/event type: up to ~25 students, good for class-room style workshop

This table-top game-type activity was designed by Mark Herse and has been popular with all age groups. It is designed to introduce the concepts of habitat fragmentation, habitat loss, species conservation, and the difficult balance between meeting increasing human needs and protecting animals with a variety of different needs.

Ages: toddlers to seniors
Best group size/event type: good for open-house type interactions (up to ~6 at a time)