The 2023 Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) is on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Yes, this…
Audubon Adventures is an environmental education curriculum that is sent, for free, to local educators—but first they have to sign up for it!
Part of what I do as the LCAS coordinator for Audubon Adventures is request donations from members who might like to sponsor one or more classrooms. The other part is inviting teachers to incorporate the materials into their lesson plans. Because teachers are busy, it’s tricky to get their attention. This means that the bulk of the invitation emails I send receive no response.
If you know anyone who teaches grades 2-5 in a local school or homeschool, please encourage them to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the program. Or they can look at the website audubonadventures.org to learn about all the great things the program includes, such as a copy of three issues of the 4-page “magazine” for each student, quizzes, puzzles and games, access to “Eyes on the Wild” videos and webcams, and much more.
My goal for this year is to increase participation in this amazing program. Even if teachers only find the time to hand out the magazines, there’s no telling what might spark a student’s interest to learn more about birds, their habitat, and what we can do to help them.