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Biweekly, Monday 12-2, Week 1
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Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of birds from many different perspectives. Learn about the importance of birds; the migration of birds; how they understand and adapt to their world; the evolution of birds; the impact of climate change on birds; bird extinction; famous ornithologists such as Audubon; birds in literature and art; and why birding is so popular.   Each participant will be asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation on a topic related to birds followed by group discussion. A suggested list of topics, with articles and references, will be provided.

Facilitators:

Alan Silverman (alan.silverman@utoronto.ca) is a semi-retired teacher and high-school administrator who still works part time at  OISE.  He has facilitated workshops on Art for several years as well as a workshop on Israel-Palestine.  He loves birds, birdwatching, and has been on several bird watching trips.

Yvette Matyas (ymatyas5351@rogers.com) worked for more than 20 years in health care administration, including leading teams and facilitating retreats. She has facilitated architecture workshops for several years, as well as workshops on aging and dance. She loves birds, birdwatching, and has been on several bird watching trips.

Workshop Notes:

Introductory letter

Suggested topics with references

Presentation Schedule