Opting in with Birdability


Opting in with Birdability

About the Workshop

During this presentation and workshop,  participants will learn exactly who the Birdability audience is and how to find them. They will learn what accessibility REALLY looks like and get instructions on using the amazing Birdability Map. They will learn the steps to implement Birdability in their locales and learn ways to be a more welcoming and inclusive birder. Finally, they will learn about resources for birders with accessibility challenges because birding is for everybody and *every* body! 

Sliding scale available for registration

While this workshop will be focused on birding programs and activities, all of the content is transferable to the multitude of other programs an EE Center or Environmental Educator might provide.

About the Facilitator: Virginia Rose

Virginia rose was paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident almost 50 years ago, and she has used a manual wheelchair ever since. She began birding 20 years ago and saw no other disabled birders on the trails. She founded Birdability four years ago to share the joys of birding with people who have disabilities and other health concerns and to ensure that birding locations are physically accessible and birding communities are welcoming and inclusive. Birdability became a 501c3 ten months ago and is based in the US but with a global reach.






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This online workshop is limited to 25 participants.  

This workshop will be eligible for 3 hours of Criteria III/Continuing Ed for the NC EE Certification.


Registration for this workshop may be canceled up until 7 days before the official start date for a full refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee, by emailing director@eenc.org. No refunds will be offered for cancellations after July 23.