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Klamath Bird Observatory recognizes that conservation occurs across many fronts and therefore we offer education programs that nurture a conservation ethic in our communities.

International Capacity Building

Viviana Cadena Ruiz Banding intern with YWAR 2004 cropped (72ppi 3x)KBO’s International Capacity Building fosters training and information exchange throughout the Americas. Our international programming includes recruiting student volunteer interns from outside the US for our banding training program, participation in international banding training projects, and research collaborations and technical support partnerships with bird observatories in Latin America and the Caribbean. Long-running partnerships with US Forest Service International Programs and Oregon State University make this work possible.

Professional Education

Banding training Jim Field and Josee Rousseau 72 ppi 3 x 4Our Professional Training and Information Exchange programming is helping create the next generation of conservation practitioners in our world. Through internships, workshops, curriculum development, and international capacity building, we provide opportunities for technical skill training and leadership development for conservation professionals and students throughout the Americas. This holistic approach to information and training exchange expands our conservation influence throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, as we work with partner-driven programs that protect birds throughout their full-life-cycle including the breeding, migrating, and wintering seasons.

K-12 Education

Binocluars Radical Raptors ScienceWorks Summer Camp Ages 6 11 2007 cropped (72ppi 4x)K-12 Education materials KBO has created deliver curriculum and support programming in science and outdoor education that are aligned with state and national standards. Our K-12 Education Curriculum Library and Educator’s Kits are designed to help educators meet learning objectives and academic standards while providing engaging, interactive, and place-based lessons for young learners.
These tools help students learn about birds as indicators of resilient ecosystems through science inquiry, interdisciplinary activities, and participation in citizen science projects. Our educational materials also address broad topics including math, language arts, geography, social science, policy, and stewardship.

Information & Handouts

We have produced a series of community handouts–brief and informative guides and tip sheets for a variety of bird and habitat conservation issues. Some focus on our Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion and others are general topics for our wider community.

Community Education

HarryFuller Malheur by Melody Noraas flipped (72ppi 4x)Our Community Education programming offers a diversity of learning opportunities that foster an appreciation for birds and an interest in conservation. We recognize that conservation occurs across many fronts, and therefore nurture a conservation ethic in our education and outreach programs. Conservation Birding is at the heart of everything we do—encouraging anyone who has an interest in birds and seeing birds to be actively involved in the conservation of birds and their habitats by contributing time, data, or funding.

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