Shirley Farrell

Shirley Farrell

Shirley Farrell

Shirley Farrell

Shirley is a Gifted-Education Specialist with the Alabama State Department of Education

She has been a member of EEAA for 20 years as an active member. She has served as our President three times and is currently serving as our treasurer.

Her affiliations include:
Alabama Ornithological Society-Chairperson of Education, Board member

Birmingham Audubon Society-Past President

Legacy, Environmental Partners-Board Member

Alabama Association for Gifted Children-Board Member

Her post-secondary education:

Doctoral Candidate
MS Elementary Education
MS Level Gifted Certification
BS Horticulture

Her additional certifications:

Moon Rock Certification
Trainer/Facilitator for Project WILD, Project WET, Project Aquatic WILD,  Flying WILD

Her experiences in environmental education:

Developed over 20 themed Outdoor Gardens that were published in Schoolyard Mosaics by the National Gardening Association

Brought Flying WILD to the state of Alabama

Taught (and currently teach) birding workshops and environmental education workshops around the state to educators and children

Developed workshops for EEAA: Down and Dirty (soils), Wild About Wetlands; Herp Herp Hurray!

Served on the Boards of Directors for  Legacy, Alabama Association for Gifted Children, and Alabama Ornithological Society.

Taught Legacy Summer Institute for 8 years

Green Ribbon Schools Award State co-chairperson

Implemented Citizen science before it became cool

Presented at state, national, and international levels on various topics of environmental education including Citizen Science, Wetlands, Technology and Science, Schoolyard Gardening

Book review of “Monograph 1 – Using a Logic Model to Review and Analyze an Environmental Education Program.” in NAAEE Communicator.

Content reviewer for 2005  Teaching Green: The Primary Years

Content reviewer for 2001 Access Nature

Editorial Consultant for 2001 Smithsonian Children’s Field Guide to Birds East

Editorial Consultant for 2001 Smithsonian Children’s Field Guide to Birds West

Challenging Science Activities: Curriculum and Resources (Editor) Fall 2011

2012 CD- Revised Environmental education and science literature books. Self-published. Distributed at the annual conference of Environmental Education Association of Alabama.

2008 CD-Environmental education and science literature books. Self-published. Distributed at the annual conference of Environmental Education Association of Alabama.

2004 CD-Environmental science resources. Self-published. Distributed at Legacy Environmental Education Institute. (annual updates to 2009).

2007- Common Birds of Alabama. Montgomery, AL:  Legacy, Inc. Coordinated list of species and five photographs published on poster.

Blog, Millie’s Alabama Adventures, an extension of the Yellowhammer newsletter column, 2010-2014

Columnist, Millie’s Alabama Adventures, Yellowhammer of Alabama Ornithological Society Newsletter, 2009- 2012

Regular contributor to Alabama Association for Gifted Children’s newsletter

Columnist, Kid’s Corner, Flicker Flashes of Birmingham Audubon Society Newsletter, 2007- 2013

Monthly newsletter, FoG (Friends of Gifted) for Alabama gifted specialists, coordinators and professors, 2007-present; includes many EE resources

Her goals for EEAA:

To continue supporting environmental education in the state of Alabama through sharing resources with teachers across the state, conducting workshops and leading field trips.

Provide resources for Citizen Science and STREAM activities for real-world experiences

Develop and promote online courses in EE.