Unknown February 1, 2012

Hosted by Birds in Backyards in association with the University of Sydney, North Sydney Council and Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority.

Birds in Backyards is a sustainability education program that has been engaging communities for the last ten years, encouraging people to share their spaces with birds. Many Environmental Education programs are never evaluated, or are evaluated in a simple form. In 2009, we were awarded a NSW Environmental Trust grant to fund a thorough evaluation of the effectiveness of the program in terms of improving public education. We invite you to attend one of our workshops and discover: how we carried out this evaluation; how you can evaluate your own projects and measure their effectiveness; and how our findings and experiences can be applied to your projects.

Workshop Agenda:
Presentation of results of our 18 month evaluation project: Does biodiversity education work? A case study using urban birds
Discussion of how the results of this study relate to you and your professional activities
Guided tour of the newly updated Birds in Backyards website by Program Manager, Dr Holly Parsons
Plans for 2012 where to from here?

Workshop Dates, Locations and Times:
Monday 20th February University of Sydney, Darlington Campus 1.30-4pm
Wednesday 22nd February The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, North Sydney 1.30-4pm
Thursday 23rd February Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority Level 7 Meeting Room, Macquarie Tower, Parramatta 1.30-4pm

Choose a workshop date and location to suit you, and R.S.V.P. by Friday 17th Feb to:
Sara Johnston, Project Officer at Birds in Backyards
E-mail: sara.johnston@birdlife.org.au
Mobile: 0458140645

Sara Johnston
Project Officer
Birds Australia