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Educator Trek: Bird Collections

  • Monday, February 04, 2019
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

Learn techniques used by museum curators to collect, prepare, and care for bird specimens in a research collection. Get hands-on experience by preparing a spread wing and other bird parts for the museum. Explore the museum’s vast research collection of birds and discover options for developing a natural history collection for educational purposes.

Credit: 8 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Registration information: Educator Trek Online Registration
Once you complete the online registration form, you will receive an email confirming that there is a space available in the workshop(s) you requested and an invoice for the Trek deposit (typically $25/workshop). You will need to return the invoice with payment within two weeks to confirm your space. Any balance of the workshop fee is due at the time of the workshop and can be brought with you. If the workshop is already full at the time we receive your registration, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.


  • Fee: $40 (includes specimen preparation kit, specimen to prepare)
  • Requirements: For educators (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
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February 4, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$40 (includes specimen preparation kit, specimen to prepare)


Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States


Melissa Dowland