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Marianne Bird

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4-H Youth Development Advisor
Sacramento Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 875-6423
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Biography

Since her time working as a summer camp counselor in college, Marianne Bird has been immersed in the world of program development and young people. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree (1982) in Human Development and her Masters of Science (1999) in Community Development. Before arriving at Cooperative Extension in 1998, Marianne spent 13 years working for Camp Fire Boys and Girls where she oversaw clubs, designed programs, and managed a large volunteer network. Her passion for youth-adult partnership grew from serving on Camp Fire's National Youth Empowerment Task Force. She has extensive experience working for and with after school programs, especially in the realm of science literacy. Marianne's research interests involve measuring program outcomes, and she oversaw the statewide 4-H camp evaluation project. She serves as Chair of the California 4-H Camping Advisory Committee. She spends much of her time administrating the 4-H program in the county, and bringing research and training to community collaborative projects and other youth-serving organizations. Her favorite activities still involve being with and working along side of young people.

Education

M.S. Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis. 1999

Awards

  • Eleanor P. Eells Award For Excellence in Research in Practice
    Presented by American Camp Association,  2020
  • Susan Barkman Award for Research and Evaluation (National)
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2020
  • Outstanding Research Award
    Presented by UC ANR,  2018
  • Special Recognition for Excellence in Rsearch in Practice
    Presented by American Camp Association,  2018
  • Excellence in Teamwork National Recognition
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2017
  • Regional Award Excellence In Camping--Team
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2017
  • Meritorious Service Award
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2016
  • Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education Regional Award
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2015

Specialty

Program development, science literacy; work with Expanded Learning (afterschool) programs, youth-adult partnership, camping and environmental education, volunteer and non-profit management.

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Bird, Marianne; Dixon, Trisha (2022). 4-H Water Wizards: Guided Inquiry Water Education for grades 4-6. Regents of the University of California. January. available at https://shop4-h.org/products/water-wizard-curriculum-facilitator-guide

  • Bird, Marianne; Subramanium, Aarti (2022). 4-H Water Wizards: Lessons learned for effective afterschool science programming. California Agriculture. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 76:3. https://doi.org/10.3733/ca.2022a0012
  • Bird, M.; Lewis, K. M. (2021). Data parties engage 4-H volunteers in data interpretation, strengthening camp programs and evaluation process. California Agriculture. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 75:1, 14-19. January-March, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3733/ca.2021a0005
  • Lewis, K. M.; Ewers, T.; Bird, M.; Wilkins, T. (2019). Engage Stakeholders in Program Evaluation: Throw Them a Party! Journal of Extension.D. Allen. 57:4. August. https://joe.org/joe/2019august/pdf/JOE_v57_4iw5.pdf 

  • Worker, S. M., Iaccopucci, A. M., Bird, M., & Horowitz, M. (2019). Promoting positive youth development through teenagers-as-teachers programs. Journal of Adolescent Research, 34(1), 30-54. [Published online March 22. 2018.]

  • Bird, M. & Coutellier, C. (2018).  Fire It Up!  In S.J. Horrillo, M Bird, & S. Worker (Eds.) Camp Activities With a Science Twist: Enhancing Your Camp Program with Fun STEM Experiences (63-75).  Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning.

  • Fabregas Janeiro, M.G.; Bird, M. (2018). What will it take to engage Latino youth and families? Paper presented at  17th Annual Conference Cambio de Colores, Change of Colors. Kansan City, Missouri, University of Missouri.

  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Bird, M. (2018). 4-H community clubs and the challenge of inclusion: The Isleton experience. Journal of Extension. 56:6. https://joe.org/joe/2018october/pdf/JOE_v56_6iw4.pdf
  • Lewis, Kendra M.; Ewers, Timothy; Miller, JoLynn C.; Bird, Marianne; Borba, John; Hill, Russell D.; Rea-Keywood, Jeannette; Shelstad, Nancy; Trzensiewski, Kali (2018). Addressing Retention in Youth Programs: A Survey for Understanding Families' Experiences. Journal of Extension. 56:3. June. https://joe.org/joe/2018june/pdf/JOE_v56_3tt3.pdf
  • Horrillo, S. J., Bird, M. & Worker, S. (Eds), 2018. Camp activities with a science twist: Enhancing your camp program with fun STEM experiences. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning.

  • Lewis, K; Bird, M.; Wilkins, T. (2018). Developing a Common Evaluation Tool for Camps. Journal of Youth Development.D. Bialeschki and L. Browne. 13:1-2, p. 306-315. http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/181301RES05
  • Dixon, T. & Bird, M. (2018).  Dutch Oven Cooking.  In S.J. Horrillo, M Bird, & S. Worker (Eds.) Camp Activities With a Science Twist: Enhancing Your Camp Program with Fun STEM Experiences (213-225).  Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning.

  • Iaccopucci, A. M., Worker, S. M., Bird, M., & Horowitz, M. (2018). Exploring what teens describe as their contributions in teenagers-as-teachers programs. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, April 16, 2018, New York, NY. Available in the AERA Online Paper Repository at http://www.aera.net/repository. doi:10.302/1300764.

  • Bird, M. & Sellers, H. (2018).  Discovery Hikes.  In S.J. Horrillo, M. Bird, & S. Worker (Eds.) Camp Activities With a Science Twist: Enhancing Your Camp Program with Fun STEM Experiences (115-128).  Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning.

  • Sathrum, S., Dixon, T., & Bird, M. (2018).  Take Cover.  In S.J. Horrillo, M Bird, & S. Worker (Eds.) Camp Activities With a Science Twist: Enhancing Your Camp Program with Fun STEM Experiences (77-88).  Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning.

  • Bird, M.; Subramaniam, A. (2018). Teen Staff Perceptions of Their Development in Camp: Insights for Theory and Practice. Journal of Youth Development.D. Bialeschki and L. Browne. 13:1-2, 62-82. http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/181301FA04
  • Diaz Carrasco, C. P.; Bird, M. (2016). 4-H as a culturally responsive program: Building an afterschool 4-H program that engages Latino youth and parents in Sacramento, CA. Fifteenth Annual Conference. Cambio de Colores, Change of Colors. Columbia, Missouri, University of Missouri. pp. 51-55. June 8-10. http://www.cambio.missouri.edu/Library/2017/2017_book.pdf
  • Bird, Marianne (2011). 4-H On the Wild Side. 4-H Science in urban communities promising practices guide.L. Blalock and C. Ripberger. Rutgers University: NJ.
  • Bird, Marianne (2011). 4-H On the Wild Side. National 4-H Programs of Distinction. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2011. http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/family/sri/youthdev_pod_4h.html
  • Blalock, L.B.; Ripberger, C. (2011). 4-H Science in urban communities promising practices guide. Rutgers University: NJ.
  • Bird, M.; Subramaniam, A. (2011). Teens as Teachers Enhance Environmental Education and Personal Skills Through Service Learning. Youth Development Research and Evaluation from the University of California Cooperative Extension 2001-2010. Davis, CA, University of California. 32-29. 2011. http://www.ca4h.org/files/130750.pdf
  • Bird, Marianne; Coutellier, C.; Borba, J.; Horowitz, M. (2010). Counselor-in-Training: Encouraging Youth Development Outcomes at Camp. Monterey, CA, Healthy Learning. 2010.
  • Bird, Marianne; Bradley, F.; James, J. (2007). Introduction to Poultry. Oakland, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2007.
  • Bird, Marianne (2005) Building Science Sleuths. Children, Families and Youth at Risk
  • Bird, Marianne (2005) Making Real Life Experiences Real Learning Opportunities. Children, Families and Youth at Risk
  • Bird, Marianne (2005) Tips For Working With Teens as Partners. Children, Families and Youth at Risk
  • Bird, Marianne (2004) Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships for Stronger Programs. Children, Families and Youth at Risk
  • Bird, Marianne (2001). Seeds for Larger Service. Programs of Excellence 2001. Washington, DC, US Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. December 2001.
  • Bird, Marianne (2001). Youth Experiences in Science (YES) Project. Programs of Excellence 2001. Washington, DC, US Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. December 2001.

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