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DEN Event-Discover Hawk Mountain

Please join the DEN Stars of Eastern PA for a day of learning, networking, collaboration at Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA.

When: Sunday, November 10
Where: 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd Kempton, PA 19529
Time: 9:30 am-2 pm

Hawk Mountain is an international scientific research center that provides conservation training and education for all ages. It is a wildlife sanctuary and one of the best places in northeastern North America to watch the annual hawk migration.

The Sanctuary has several weekend programs that we will be attending including:

Raptors Up Close! offers the chance to see a live hawk, falcon, or owl, and learn what puts these winged predators at the top of nature’s food chain.

Birding with Bincoulars. Learn the features that can help you spot birds of prey with speed and ease, including tips on how to identify raptors. Bincoulars are provided for you.

Trapping and Tracking: We will meet international interns and learn the tools and technology used to study long-distance migrants. The will include information on satellite and radio telemetry, wing-tagging, and the importance of counting migrant hawks.

Name that Raptor: We will learn to ID Hawk Mountain’s common raptors with a little help from a Hawk Mountain educator.

Hawk Mt is a great place for hiking, photo taking, conservation education. This event will provide opportunities for discussions of implementing the information discovered here into classroom lessons.

We will meet at the welcome center at 9:30 am and stay until around 2 pm. Discovery Education will pay for our entrance fee.  The Sanctuary Gift Shop sells bottled water and other drinks, trail mix, and light snacks.  Please pack a lunch, snacks and drinks and understand that Hawk Mountain is a carry-in, carry-out facility. There are NO trash cans, so you must carry out your debris.

Please tell your colleagues, and friends about this event, all are welcome. You can register for this event at: https://lrougeux.wufoo.com/forms/discover-hawk-mountain-sanctuary/

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Hello DEN Stars!

Hey Den Stars, come share, and network with other educators at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The event is open to DEN STARS, as well as potential STARS. So we are challenging all Den Stars to bring along a school colleague that might be interested in becoming a DEN Star! Just please have them fill this form out so we can have an accurate count for lunch.

We will meet in the lobby of the museum at 10 am. The admission to the museum is free to all educators. Just fill out this form and bring it with you. http://www.ansp.org/~/media/Files/ans/education/other/teacheradmissionpass.ashx

Dress comfortably as we will be touring the museum from top to bottom gathering pictures and information to use in our classrooms. So bring along your technology-cameras, phones, iPads, etc.
Lunch will be provided. During our working lunch we will be sharing how we use Discovery Educations tools and other apps to enhance our students learning. We will have WiFi available during this time.

September 14, 2013
10 am – 3 pm
Academy of Natural Science
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Any questions you can contact me at galmdi@gmail.com

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