Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bird Education Network conference in February

Bird Education Network, Council for Environmental Education and Flying WILD plan to host a national conference on Feb. 22-26 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Ga. The event will focus on "bird conservation through education," and the downloadable registration packet is here. Early registrants pay $295 before Dec. 15; later registrants pay $350.

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From the BEN website:

The conference is open to anyone with an interest in bird education and conservation efforts, including directors, administrators, and educators from federal, state, and local government agencies, conservation organizations, zoos/aquariums, bird-related businesses, universities, K-12 schools, nature centers, Audubon centers, bird clubs, other NGOs, and related non-profit groups.

Guest Speakers: Throughout the conference there will be a diverse group of guest speakers, including Kenn and Kim Kaufman ("Working Toward a Bird Literate Society"), Audrey Peterman ( "Creating Dynamic Relationships with Diverse Audiences"), David Waller ("Lessons to Share on Bird Conservation, Wildlife Education Funding, and Building Coalitions"), and Donald and Lillian Stokes ("Reaching and Motivating the Public with Important Bird Messages").

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