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Jan. 15 workshop in Norfolk for preschool educators will link science and literature

LINCOLN, Neb. – Educators of preschool-aged children are invited to attend a free workshop in Norfolk on using literature books to teach science concepts.

The Birds and Books workshop, scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Elkhorn Valley Museum from 6-9 p.m., is specifically for formal and informal educators and day care providers of preschoolers.

This workshop uses birds as a lens of discovery. “Birds are easy to see and fun to watch, creating a fantastic opportunity to learn about science,” said workshop instructor Jamie Bachmann.

Workshop participants will investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons, connecting literature books with simple, long-term science investigations.

Educators will receive bird-related science-focused lessons, bird-related literature books, the Birds of Nebraska Field Guide and a bird feeder.

The workshop is put on by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Northern Prairies Land Trust. For more information or to register, contact Bachmann at Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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