Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Volunteer Presenter Orientation

On Saturday, we had an orientation for possible new presenters. They get a crash course on what it takes to be a presenter and what their responsibilities are with the bird they choose. We prefer that each bird has at least 2 presenters

On a fast pace, a new presenter can check off in about 4 months. Most take about 6 months. Each presenter has a mentor to work with both them and the bird. The new presenter works through a checklist of different requirements. Once they complete the checklist and approved by their mentor, they go before several presenters and a member of the Education Committee. They must do a full presentation with the bird on fist and answer any questions. If they check off, they must
have a presenter at their next 2 presentations. After that they are on their own.

Good Luck to all of our newbies!


4 comments:

Shellmo said...

I would love to be one of these presenters! They are so lucky! And I'm loving that snowy owl!!!

Meggie said...

Good luck to the newbies! Thanks for volunteering for such a worthwhile project.

Britt said...

Ghost is such a cool bird. I loved the experience The class was super, I learned lots and it was fun. :)

Dave said...

Shelmo - come to Alaska and we'll get you hooked up.

Meggie - you took the words right out of my mouth.

Britt - we loved having you there. :)