Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Specialty

Program development, science literacy and work with after school programs, youth-adult partnership, camping and environmental education, volunteer and non-profit management.

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Lewis, K; Bird, M; Borba, J; Nathaniel, K; Schoenfelder, E.. (2017). Teen Staff Experiences in California 4-H Camps. 2017 American Camp Association Research Forum Abstracts (pp. 19 – 21). Retrieved from http://www.acacamps.org/sites/default/files/resource_library/2017_ACA_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf

  • 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.
  • Horrillo, S. J., & Bird, M. (Eds) (under review). Camp activities with a science twist: Enhancing your camp program with fun STEM experiences. Davis, CA: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Bird, M; Borba, J.; Nathanial, K.; Portillo, M.; Boyes, R.; and Dogan, S. (2014). Lessons Learned in Utilizing ACA's Youth Outcomes Battery for Program Improvement. American Camp Association Research Forum.
  • Bird, M; Borba, J.; Nathanial, K. (2014). The Powerful Impact of Empowering Teens in Camp Program Planning and Delivery. International Camping Fellowship: 10th International Camping Congress Research Forum.
  • 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.
  • Blalock, L.B.; Ripberger, C. (2011). 4-H Science in urban communities promising practices guide. Rutgers University: NJ.
  • Subramaniam, A.; Bird, Marianne (2011). Teens as Teachers Enhance Environmental Education and Personal Skills Through Service Learning. University of California: Davis, CA, Youth Development Research and Evaluation from the University of California Cooperative Extension 2001-2010, 32-29.
  • Bird, Marianne; Coutellier, C.; Borba, J.; Horowitz, M. (2010). Counselor-in-Training: Encouraging Youth Development Outcomes at Camp. Monterey, CA, Healthy Learning.
  • Bird, Marianne; al., et (2008). Beyond Evaluation: Findings from the California 4-H Camp Study. Davis, CA, University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • Bird, Marianne; Bradley, F.; James, J. (2007). Introduction to Poultry. Oakland, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Bird, Marianne (2005) Building Science Sleuths. Children, Families and Youth at Risk
  • Bird, Marianne (2005). "Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships For Stronger Programs." California Parks and Recreation 61(1): 36-37.
  • 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 (2005). "Tips For Working With Teens As Partners." California Parks and Recreation 61(1): 38-39.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Bird, Marianne; Manglallan, Sue (2017) Preparing for Success: Strategies for Training Teenage Volunteers. e-Volunteerism XVII,
  • Bird, M; Lewis, K, et al. (2017) Teens Grow in Leadership Skills as California 4-H Camp Staff.  University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.  Retrieved at http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Camps/

  • Bird, M. (2016). Workforce Development utilizing Teens as Teachers: Sacramento 4-H Science Education Programs. Sacramento, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2012). 4-H On the â??Wild Side. University of California Delivers.
  • Bird, M. (2012) 4-H On the Wild Side Sparks Excitement for Nature. UC Delivers
  • Bird, Marianne (2012). 4-H On the €˜Wild Side Sparks Excitement for Nature. University of California Delivers.
  • Bird, Marianne; Dixon, T. (2012). Fun SET Activities for 4-H Summer Camp: Dutch Oven Cooking. University of California 4-H Youth Development Program: Davis, CA.
  • Bird, M.; Sellers, H. (2012). Level 2: Fun SET Activities for 4-H Summer Camp: Discovery Hikes. University of California 4-H Youth Development Program: Davis, CA.
  • Bird, Marianne (2011). 4-H Youth Development Program in 2010 Program Highlights Cooperative Extension Sacramento County. University of California Cooperative Extension: Sacramento, CA.
  • Bird, Marianne (2011). Expecting the Best. The Sullivan County Extension Connection. University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension: Newport, NH.
  • Bird, Marianne (2011). On the Wild Side 2010 Program Evaluation.
  • Bird, Marianne (2011). "Working with Teen Leaders." 4-H Spirit
  • Bird, Marianne; Boyes, R.; Chiunti, N.; Horowitz, M.; Pollard, M. (2010). 4-H Orientation: A Volunteer Training Guide. University of California: Davis, CA.
  • Lucas, R.; Bird, Marianne (2010). 4-H Youth Experiences in Science Project podcast. 4-H Green Sheet. University of California: Davis, CA.
  • Bird, Marianne (2010). "Anatomy of a Top-Notch Project." The Sullivan County Extension Connection
  • Bird, Marianne (2010). Table that Complaint. 4-H Green Sheet. University of California Cooperative Extension: Tehama County, CA.
  • Bird, Marianne (2010). "Working with Teen Leaders." 4-H Diggings
  • Bird, Marianne and Dixon (2009). 4-H Water Wizards. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, M.; Poe, M. (2009). 4-H Water Wizards podcast. Davis, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2009). "Camp Conference Completed; New Plans Made." California Connection
  • Bird, Marianne (2009). Evaluation of the summer camp experience makes programs stronger. University of California Delivers.
  • Bird, Marianne; Dennery, P. (2009). On the Wild Side 2008 Program Evaluation. Sacramento CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2009). "Working with Teen Leaders." The Sullivan County Extension Connection
  • Bird, Marianne (2009). "Working with Teen Leaders." 4-H Spirit
  • Bird, Marianne; Dennery, P. (2008). On the Wild Side 2008 Program Evaluation. Sacramento CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne; English, P. (2008). "Service Learning Works for 4-H Youth." UC Delivers
  • Bird, Marianne (2007). On the Wild Side: Teens as Teachers Enhance Environmental Education. American Camp Association National Conference. Austin, TX,
  • Bird, Marianne (2007). Teens as Teachers Enhance Environmental Education. 2007 Human Resources Coordinating Conference. Davis, CA,
  • Bird, Marianne (2006). "Camp Conference Creates a Staff that's "Ready to Deliver"." California Connection
  • Bird, Marianne; Coutellier, C.; Brenner, J.; Larimer, E. (2006). Camp Risk Assessment Workbook. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2006). "Camping Task Force Completes Evaluation, Gears Up for Training Conferences." California Connection
  • Bird, Marianne (2006). "Making Meetings Matter." 4-H Tips and Topics
  • Bird, Marianne (2006). On the Wild Side 2006 Program Evaluation. Sacramento CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2005). On the Wild Side 2005 Program Evaluation. Sacramento CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). "Many Reasons for Joining." Party Line
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). On the Wild Side 2004 Program Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). Sacramento County 4-H Youth Development Program 2004 Annual Report: Lessons for Life. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). Teens Engage in Service Learning on UC Delivers. University of California.
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). "The Call and Challenge to Citizenship." 4-H Spirit
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). Virtues of Club. El Dorado County 4-H Newsletter. Placerville, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2004). Virtues of Club. 2004-05 Program Guide. Ventura, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2003). "Many Reasons for Joining." Tuolumne County 4-H Tooter
  • Bird, Marianne (2003). On the Wild Side 2003 Program Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2003). On the Wild Side on UC Delivers. University of California.
  • Bird, Marianne (2003). Sacramento County 4-H Youth Development Program 2002-2003 Annual Report: Building Bright Futures. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2003). Worms and Snails and Teen Teacher Tails on UC Delivers. University of California.
  • Bird, Marianne (2003). Youth Experiences in Science: Science Literacy for After School Programs. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2002). On the Wild Side 2002 Program Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2002). Sacramento County 4-H Youth Development Program 2001-2002 Annual Report: Volunteers are the Heart of 4-H. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne; Carver, R (2002). Youth Experiences in Science Program Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2001). On the Wild Side 2001 Program Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2001). "Policy Changes and 4-H." 4-H Experience and Service
  • Bird, Marianne (2001). Sacramento County 4-H Youth Development Program 2000-2001 Annual Report: Opening a World of New Experiences. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2001). "Sierra Club Funds WILD Effort." 4-H Experience and Service
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). "A Matter of Choice." 4-H Tips
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). Cooperative Extension Science Literacy Project. Sacramento County Intergovernmental Quality Partnership Success Book. Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Intergovernmental Quality Partnership.
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). On the Wild Side 2000 Program Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). "Painting a Picture of Program." Clover Lines
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). "People Make the Difference." Plumas-Sierra Cloverleaf
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). Sacramento County 4-H Youth Development Program 1999-2000 Annual Report: Making Community Connections. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (2000). "Successful WILD Effort Lead by Teens." Going WILD…!
  • Bird, Marianne (1999). 1998-99 Science Literacy Project Program Review and Evaluation. Sacramento, CA: University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Bird, Marianne (1999). 4-H Day Camp at Witter Ranch Historic Farm. Witter Ranch Historic Farm Newsletter. Sacramento, CA, Witter Ranch Advisory Council.
  • Bird, Marianne (1999). "Intel Provides Funding for Sacramento YES." 4-H Experience and Service
  • Bird, Marianne (1999). "People Make the Difference." 4-H Experience and Service
  • Bird, Marianne (1998). "Well, Well, Welcome!" 4-H Experience and Service

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