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Habitat Network Outreach Materials

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Downloadable Resources

Thank you for helping to spread the word about Habitat Network! We hope the following materials will aid you in your presentations, workshops, and other outreach events. As always, feel free to email us at help@habitat.network with any questions or special requests.

Powerpoint Presentations | Documents and Fact Sheets | Resources for Educators | Tree Care | Bee Care | Bat Care | Videos | Memes/Graphic Info Tidbits | Logos

Powerpoint Presentations

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IntroductionToHabitatNetwork.ppt

Download this powerpoint to use “as-is” or as a starting point to guide your own presentation. This powerpoint presents, to a general audience, the concepts of providing habitat and an overview of the tools available from Habitat Network to analyze and plan for landscaping improvements. You can add your own slides and make adjustments to suit the needs of your outreach effort.

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HabitatNetwork101,TheTutorial.ppt

Download and use this powerpoint version of our mapping tutorial when presenting mapping techniques to an audience.

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TrainingPresentationsFromTNC

The Nature Conservancy provides a number of Power Point presentations you can download to use in developing your outreach efforts. Each of these presentations focuses on a specific, non-native invasive tree pest or disease. They can be used in a variety of settings – volunteer workshops, professional trainings, classroom lessons, and others.

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BeeHouses.ppt

Use this powerpoint to help teach others about the ease and importance of providing shelter and nesting places for gentle, native, solitary bees. Narrative text is provided for each slide to layout the steps and key features for success. Feel free to make adjustments or add slides as necessary for your particular outreach effort.

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Documents and Fact Sheets

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Habitat Network Fact Sheet_v7(1)

Use this fact sheet to quickly present up-front information about Habitat Network; what it is, why it is important, and how one can easily start making a difference. It includes the onine resources and some backyard ideas to quickly get involved. Download this pdf to print or send by email.

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Habitat Network 101,The Tutorial.pdf

Use the link above to download this clickable pdf for email, view, or print. You can also read the tutorial on our Learn pages or direct others to the url: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/tutorial/

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Groups ToolKit.pdf

The Groups tool is a valuable way to congregate habitat mappers under a common interest. Organize conservation efforts and set goals, track progress, and compare your results to national averages. Download this pdf to view, email, or print this toolkit for a list of ideas and helpful links to get a group of any size started. Read more about Groups on our Learn page.

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Pollinator Garden Toolkit.pdf

Many education programs are getting outside and learning about the importance of pollinators. Planting a pollinator garden is an excellent hands-on approach to witnessing this incredible ecological process. Download this pdf for educators to use when planning or promoting pollinator gardens

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Learn Articles to Get Started With.pdf

With over 150 educational and inspiring articles on our Learn page it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. This helpful list will give you or your outreach group some quick shortcuts to some of the most important articles when promoting Habitat Network and getting others involved. Download this pdf to view, email, or print this helpful reading list.

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Off-line Mapping Activity.pdf

We can’t always be connected to the internet or have digital technology at our fingertips. When you’re out in the field, or just want to disconnect for a while, it can be fun and educational to do the mapping on paper. We have put together this resource for you to download, print, and cut-out to create your own mapping project.

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Resources for Educators

John R. Kelsey

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Pollinator Garden Toolkit.pdf

Many education programs are getting outside and learning about the importance of pollinators. Planting a pollinator garden is an excellent hands-on approach to witnessing this incredible ecological process. Download this pdf for educators to use when planning or promoting pollinator gardens

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Habitat Mapping Project

Provide this Habitat Mapping Project to college students as homework or an Extra Credit assignment. The activity will begin to explore the tools on the website and introduce ecological concepts of habitat in residential landscapes. Download the pdf to print or email.

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Habitat Scavenger Cards

Habitat Scavenger Hunt Cards (Available from Cornell eStore for $1.50 pp, or $1.00 pp for more than 10)

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Off-line Mapping Activity.pdf

We can’t always be connected to the internet or have digital technology at our fingertips. When you’re out in the field, or just want to disconnect for a while, it can be fun and educational to do the mapping on paper. We have put together this resource for you to download, print, and cut-out to create your own mapping project.

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Our friends at BirdSleuth offer a suite of resources for people interested in Habitat Gardening as an educational resource

  • 10 Garden Grants awarded annually
  • Bird-Friendly Winter Gardens: Discover how you can help birds survive winter with these garden design tips.
  • School Gardens for Birds! – Develop your school garden to benefit both your students and your local birds.
  • Using Habitat Network for Schoolyard Habitat Improvements – Have students investigate the quality of your schoolyard for local wildlife with the citizen-science project Habitat Network.
  • Creating an Outdoor Classroom – Don’t just build a garden, build an outdoor classroom!
  • Citizen Science in your Outdoor Classroom – Learn how to bring citizen science around birds, invertebrate, plants, and more into your outdoor classroom and garden.
  • Garden to Table – Discover the story of Mrs. Katy Cachiotis and her garden to table program at El Dorado Middle School.
  • Ensuring Garden Success – Gather advice from successful school gardens to ensure your garden’s success.
  • On Meadowview Street – Bring literacy to your garden with this Pre-K-4th grade book around making habitat improvements.
  • Garden Connections – Learn the basics you need to consider when developing a garden.
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    Tree Care Resources by Healthy Trees Healthy Cities

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    Right Tree Right Place.pdf

    Through our partners at The Nature Conservancy, The Habitat Network works to encourage tree selection in urban and rural areas that take location and use factors into consideration. Size, shape, growth habits, fruiting, and disease issues can all differentiate the myriad tree options for the variety of spaces that may be available.

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    Watering Your Tree.pdf

    Adding trees to the landscape can greatly improve the habitat value of a site. Encouraging proper care and providing the instructions to do so can help ensure your group or other outreach effort has successful transplants. You can offer this BMP guide, provided by TNC, to your participants as a resource for improved tree watering.

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    Birdwatchers FieldGuide to Tree Holes.pdf

    If promoting trees for habitat is a part of your outreach effort, this guide to the various types of holes found in trees will be a helpful resource for participants. Knowing whether the holes in trees are from invasive pests or just hungry birds can help determine the strategies for keeping the tree a healthy, safe, and beneficial addition to the landscape.

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    USFS Tree Owners Manual.pdf

    Using Best Management Practices (BMP) for transplanting and caring for new or existing trees can prolong their life, improve resiliency from pests, drought, and disease, essentially increasing its habitat value. You can provide this pdf to workshop participants, or for use in other outreach efforts.

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    Bee Care


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    Mason Bee Care

    You can download our pdf Quick Guides for Mason bees to email or print and hand out to participants at your outreach event. They are full of timing tips and other helpful information to help native Bee Houses be successful and rewarding.

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    Leafcutter Bee Care

    You can download our pdf Quick Guides for Leafcutter bees to email or print and hand out to participants at your outreach event. They are full of timing tips and other helpful information to help native Bee Houses be successful and rewarding.

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    BeeHouses.ppt

    Use this powerpoint to help teach others about the ease and importance of providing shelter and nesting places for gentle, native, solitary bees. Narrative text is provided for each slide to layout the steps and key features for success. Feel free to make adjustments or add slides as necessary for your particular outreach effort.

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    Bat Care

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    Bat Houses for Habitat Gardens

    Use this powerpoint to help teach and inspire about the importance of providing shelter and roosting places for local bats. There are a number of ways to create bat houses and these tips will keep them safe and attractive. Feel free to make adjustments or add slides as necessary for your particular outreach effort.

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    Bat_Houses_Re-purposed_Pallets

    Old pallets laying around? Make productive use of them by creating habitat for bats. These instructions will walk even novice builders through the steps to quickly transform old wood into something good. Download the PDF with the link above to print or share digitally.

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    Videos

    Click on the video to preview, click the link below the video to view on youtube. If you would like a full resolution copy of a video, please email us at help@habitat.network.

    Welcome Video 2017


    https://youtu.be/EP0N07o9ApY

    Welcome Video


    https://youtu.be/aqKEgLbba_U

    Promotional Video


    https://youtu.be/qFKDcnVKkMc

    Quick Map


    https://youtu.be/Fb10CIIAOsg

    Tree Planting


    https://youtu.be/wvMqCcm3ZJ4?list=UUpGfbd7cJVncMwl4C7ovcQw

    Tree Pruning


    “https://youtu.be/M1wVL5InBxM?list=UUpGfbd7cJVncMwl4C7ovcQw

    Stewardship


    https://youtu.be/3IEoe0X3w08?list=UUpGfbd7cJVncMwl4C7ovcQw

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    Memes/ Graphic Info Tidbits

    Our Favorite Memes, in Power Point format

    You can use the link above to download these memes as power point slides for use in presentations or slide shows. Or you can download the pdf to your computer to select and print them individually. Check back as this slide show will be updated periodically with new memes. Feel free to request a meme if you do not see it here. Email us at help@habitat.network

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    Habitat Network Logos

    Use these Habitat Network logos when you create promotional flyers, social media posts, or other outreach materials. The .jpgs have a solid background and the .pngs have a transparent background, both in black or white font. Be sure to maintain proportions when resizing.