The Cornell Lab of Ornithology cordially invites Latin American and Caribbean organizations and groups to apply for a mini-grant to organize and facilitate workshops in your region for teachers, formal and informal educators. The mini-grant provides up to $2000 US dollars, educational material and training. Workshop facilitators should be very familiar with our curricula (BirdSleuth International and/or Birds of My World) and/or regional Action Guides, Cornell Lab of Ornithology materials and online resources, as well as with our citizen science projects eBird and/or Celebrate Urban Birds. Ideally, workshop facilitators have participated in one of our workshops in your region or at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and have extensively used our materials and resources in educational activities. We are especially interested in supporting organizations and groups that work with low-income, or underserved communities.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will consider applications that meet the following criteria:
- Facilitators should be part of a Latin American or Caribbean organization or group, and have an interest in outreach and educational activities focused on bird watching, conservation, and promoting bird citizen science in their region.
- Facilitators should have received our training, and be very familiar with our materials and resources in educational settings.
- Facilitators and/or applying organizations or groups will be responsible for the organization and logistics of the workshop(s).
- Facilitators and/or applying organizations or groups will recruit workshop participants (teachers, formal or informal educators, environmental educators, community leaders, etc).