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Friends of Red River NWR July Meeting; FREE Teacher Workshops

July 6, 2012 7:00 PM

Friends of Red River NWR
General Membership Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2012  
 
You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Red River NWR. Terri Jacobson, our new Red River NWR Visitor Services Specialist/Refuge Ranger, will be the speaker. Terri will tell us about plans for the outdoor Nature Discovery Play Area to be created at the Refuge in the near future as well as solicit your input regarding visitor services and outdoor recreation enhancements that you'd like to see at the Refuge.
 
6:30 p.m. - Social & refreshments
 
6:45 p.m. - Meeting & program
 
The meeting is free and open to the public. Meeting at the Environmental Education Center at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 150 Eagle Bend Point/555 Sunflower Road (at the end of Sunflower Road), Bossier City, LA 71112.

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Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Educator Workshops 

Project Learning Tree Workshop
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, multidisciplinary environmental education program for students in Pre K - Grade 12. PLT uses the forest ecosystem to teach about ecology, including plant identification, food chain and food web, decomposition, and photosynthesis, and natural resource issues, such as water and soil quality, wildlife management, and climate changes. PLT helps students learn how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

The Private Eye Workshop
Thursday, July 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Private Eye is a nationally-acclaimed, hands-on learning process that "rivets the eye and rockets the mind." It uses a jeweler's loupe to magnify objects and asks a set of questions to get students to think by analogy and inquiry. The Private Eye process mirrors the scientific method. Learners draw and write creatively based on observations. The Private Eye increases students' observation skills, data collection abilities, journaling and creative writing skills, and theorizing and hypothesizing skills. The Private Eye is appropriate for all grade levels through college and is perfect for gifted classes and home-schooled students.

Who should attend:  Formal and informal educators, including volunteers who plan to lead or assist with environmental education programs at the Red River NWR, are encouraged to attend. Continuing Learning Units (CLU's) may be available.

What to bring: A bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.


Place:  The workshops will be held in the Environmental Education Center at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 150 Eagle Bend Point/555 Sunflower Road (at the end of Sunflower Road), Bossier City, LA 71112.
 
Registration:  Please pre-register. http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104469773008-20/RRNWR+July+2012+workshop+registration+form.pdf 
 
For more information, please contact Terri Jacobson at the Red River NWR at 318-742-1219 (Bossier City) or terri_jacobson@fws.gov


 
 
 
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