audubon in the schools

Volunteer Needed! Audubon in the Schools Program Coordinator

The Audubon in the Schools (AITS) curriculum comprises five fun-filled lessons that combine bird biology and basic art techniques. The kids love seeing the bird, egg, feather and bone specimens. They also get to use our colored pencils and art supplies to draw the specimens. Originally developed by our former Education Chair, Kris Kirkeby, the lessons are excellent examples of participatory education.

The program is designed to provide elementary students with a solid introduction to core aspects of bird biology, including feather anatomy and function, bird identification techniques, bird field marks, and habitat.

We have a small and dedicated team of volunteers working on this program, but need that spark from a leader to help us take this wonderful education program to new heights!

The coordinator oversees classroom scheduling and volunteer training, along with teaching lessons to students with the other volunteers.

For more information, contact Maeve Sowles at 541.343.8664, or