Deadline March 2 for migratory bird workshop for educators

Staff Report

Space is still available for teachers/educators ages 18 and older to learn about Project Flying Wild, an exciting new education program that provides interactive, interdisciplinary and standards-based activities for teachers to help students understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation.

The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 9, at Atwood Center in Rockford Park District’s Seth B. Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford. Registration fee is $22 ($24 non-resident).

The activities being presented are geared toward middle school students, but are adaptable to other grade levels. Educators attending the workshop will have a chance to earn CPDUs.

Register by March 2, either online at (click My RPD), by fax with credit card, by mail or at either Customer Service location — downtown Rockford, or at Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park. More about Atwood programs, facility rentals, and group activities and retreats is available at For information about accessibility and support for people with disabilities, call (815) 987-8800.

From the Feb. 27-March 5, 2013, issue