Audubon Adventures Educates Lane County Students

Audubon Adventures is back with a brand new learning kit for the 2017-18 school year!  This award-winning environmental educational program introduces students to the fundamental principles by which the natural world functions.  “Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees” is the newest learning kit and includes the three following topics:

NATIVE PLANTS
Students will learn why plants are considered the foundation of life on planet Earth. Through the process of photosynthesis, plants absorb the sun’s energy, which is passed on to animals when they eat the plants. Every creature—large or small, terrestrial or aquatic—requires plant life to grow and thrive.

BIRD MIGRATION
Students will learn how migratory birds require healthy habitat in both their breeding range and their winter range. These birds also depend on sites in between, where they can pause to feed and rest. This lesson stresses that conservation of these sites is not only beneficial to birds, but to other species, including people.

INSECT POLLINATORS
Students will learn about the physical and behavioral characteristics of native bees, bees’ critical partnership with flowering plants, what that partnership means to people, and why bees are important to healthy environments. They will learn where native bees nest, how flowers are pollinated, and how to improve bee habitat locally.

Lane County Audubon Society offers these materials to teachers in Lane County at no cost thanks to generous sponsors!  If you are interested in becoming a classroom sponsor, you can find donation information at the bottom of this page. If you are a teacher interested in receiving an Audubon Adventures kit for your classroom, please email Rachael Friese at audadventures@gmail.com

The printed Audubon Adventures classroom kit will include:

  •     Periodic e-newsletters
  •     32 copies of each of the three classroom magazine sets: Bird Migration, Insect Pollinators, and Native Plants
  •     Access to the digital teaching units on the three themes, plus ten other teaching modules
  •     Opportunities to participate in service learning and community science projects, such as Great Backyard Bird Count
  •     Classroom Participation Certificates
  •     Parent & Teacher Guides
  •     Audubon Adventures can be easily integrated into the existing curriculum areas of science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and creative arts.
  •     In addition, Audubon Adventures classrooms receive a year’s membership to National Audubon Society and Lane County Audubon Society.


This very popular program is funded by the generous donations of LCAS members through our Adopt-a-Classroom program. We are pleased to provide a full set of Audubon Adventures materials to each student in sponsored classrooms at no cost to the schools.

Please contact Rachael Friese at: audadventures@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you to all our classroom sponsors for their generous support!

 

 

Sponsors                                                   Grade                School

The Quail Mailers.............................. 3............. Riverbend Elementary

Anne Bonine...................................... 3............. Gilham Elementary

Beth Bridges..................................................... Charlemagne

Betsy Parry......................................... 4,5......... London School

Camilla Pratt...................................... 5............. Walterville Elementary

Charles & Reida Kimmel..................... 3............. Siuslaw Elementary

Christine & Russell Sampley............... 5............. Mt. Vernon Elementary

Dave & Charlotte Bontrager............... 2/3........... Family School

Debra Eichner................................. 1/2/3.......... Ridgeline Montessori

Doris Wimber.................................... 2............... Edgewood Community School

Elizabeth Hall...................................................... Lane Co. Audubon Society

Flo Alvergue..................................... 2................ Edgewood Community School

Gaylene Carpenter........................... 2................. Edgewood Community School

Herbert Wisner................................ 1................. Adams Elementary

Jane Holloway.................................. 5................ Thurston Elementary

Jim Mitchell & Cathy Irwin................ 4................ Camas Ridge Elementary

Josephine & Peter von Hippel........... 3................ Willagillespie Community School

In Memory of Joan Ericksen Cook..... 3................ Centennial Elementary TBD

Julie Sasewich & David Sanchez........ 2................ Edgewood Community School

Karen Svenson................................. 4................ Bohemia Elementary

Linda & Dennis Howard.................... 3................ Riverbend Elementary

Margot Fetz..................................... 2................. Riverbend Elementary

Mary Beth Crawford......................... 4................. Riverbend Elementary

Michael Tanner.............................. 2,5................ Riverbend Elementary

Mika Singer......................................................... School to be determined

Robin Gage.................................... 4/5............... King’s Valley Charter School

Sara Brownmiller............................ 2,5................ Riverbend Elementary

Sue Markley...................................... 3................ Howard Elementary

Twinkle Morton................................. 3................ Veneta Elementary

Val & Dan Close................................ 5................ Riverbend Elementary

Janie Thomas & John Levi.................. 4................ Riverbend Elementary

Joy Thomas & Rob Castleberry............  3................ Centennial Elementary 

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If you are interested in sponsoring a classroom to receive this exciting program, please select one of the options below. Donations are tax-deductible.
 
 
 
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Mail your donation of $45 per classroom (payable to LCAS) to:
Audubon Adventures
PO Box 5086
Eugene, OR 97405