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Welcome to a new year with Audubon Adventures!

The generous donations of Lane County Audubon members make it possible for us to give free Audubon Adventures curriculum kits to elementary-school classrooms throughout Lane County. We hope that you will add your support to this worthy and exciting program.

Each year, the National Audubon Society creates a new environmental education curriculum for students in grades 3-5. Developed by professional environmental educators, Audubon Adventures presents standards-based science content about birds, wildlife, and their habitats. The lessons can be easily integrated into the curriculum areas of science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and creative arts. Audubon Adventures resources are also available here.

Topics for the 2022-23 modules:

Audubon Adventures cover Get to Know Birds
Audubon Adventures cover - Raptors
Audubon Adventures cover Owl Prowl

GET TO KNOW BIRDS

What do you think when you hear the word wildlife? Do you think of birds? If not, you should, because no matter where you are or what season you’re in, birds are wildlife you can spot right outside your door. Think about birds you’ve seen in your neighborhood. Do they all look alike? All birds have feathers, two legs, and a beak, of course, but once you really start noticing birds, you’ll be amazed by their variety. You’ll see birds of different sizes, shapes, and colors and you’ll hear them making many different sounds.

RAPTORS: THE BIRDS OF PREY

Birds of prey. Who are they? Ospreys, owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, and kites belong to this group of birds. Prey is a word for animals that are hunted by other animals for food, and these birds are definitely hunters. But wait! Don’t other birds catch live prey? Don’t some birds catch and eat insects, worms, frogs, and a whole host of other living things? Yes they do. But the birds of prey are also called raptors. That word means these birds catch their food with their powerful feet, which are equipped with sharp pointed claws called talons.

OWL PROWL

When you hear the word “owl,” what comes to mind? Do you picture a mysterious big-eyed bird of the night? Maybe you think about a symbol of wisdom or a character in books. Clearly, people are fascinated by owls. The best way to understand them is to learn as much as possible about them. Owls, along with hawks, eagles, and falcons, are birds of prey, or raptors—birds that hunt other animals for food.

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 Cecelia Hagen.

Audubon Adventures provides teachers with:

  • 32 copies of each of 3 or 4 full-color magazine sets sent throughout the year

  • access to digital teaching units for each module

  • an assortment of classroom and field-based activities

  • “Eyes on the Wild” videos and webcams

  • supplemental online material, including instructional guides, learning assessments, games, quizzes, and alignment with science education standards

Audubon Adventures can be easily integrated into the existing curriculum areas of science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and creative arts.

boy drawing birdAudubon 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. Audubon Adventures gives teachers print and online materials that help them present standards-based science content to their students. Many teachers have enthusiastically signed up for several years running, and we’re excited to welcome a number of new educators to the flock.

LCAS Members Give Local Schools a Boost for 2022-23

It’s gratifying to see so many LCAS members boost our students’ learning by sponsoring the Audubon Adventures program. Thanks to the generosity of those who have donated, we are providing 54 Lane County classrooms with the environmental curriculum that the National Audubon Society creates for elementary schools. Every teacher who opts in can give each student three issues of a colorful newsletter with articles about conservation, recycling, bird migration, habitat, and many other topics. The program also includes online materials for educators and fun activities for kids.

Teachers are signing up now, but it’s not too late to contribute to this program if you’d like to participate! Sponsorships are $45 per classroom. FMI: Email Cecelia Hagen at audadv@laneaudubon.org.

Please contact Cecelia Hagen if you have any questions.

Thanks to the 2022-23  sponsors:

Rob and Janet Barnes
Charlotte and Dave Bontrager (2)
Beth Bridges (2)
Gaylene Carpenter
Rob Castleberry and Joyce Thomas (2)
Mary Beth Crawford (2)
Stephanie Curtis
Ruth Ann Fraley (4)
David and Evelyn Hess
Ann Hinnen (3)
Linda and Dennis Howard
Cathy Irwin
Rita Kiley
Charles and Reida Kimmel (3)
Susan McConnell
Susan Mincks
Betsy Parry
Camilla Pratt (3)
Marilyn Rawlings (2)
Ron Renchler and Christy McMannis
Elna Robinette
Denice Rogers (2)
Dr. Evelyn Sherr (2)
Mika Singer (3)
Mike Smith
Karen Svenson (2)
Michael Tanner (3)
Janie Thomas and Jon Levy (2)
Annski E. Williams (2)

Participating schools:

School                                                       Grade
Adams Elementary…………………….3rd grade (3 sets)
Adams Elementary…………………………………1st grade
Adams Elementary………………………………SPED, K-5th
Awbrey Park Elementary…………….4th grade (3 sets)
Buena Vista Spanish Immersion….3rd grade (3 sets)
César Chávez Elementary……………3rd grade (2 sets)
César Chávez Elementary…………………………………… K
César Chávez Elementary………………2nd – 5th grade
Edgewood Elementary………………. 2nd grade (3 sets)
Edgewood Elementary…………………………. 3rd grade
Edgewood Elementary……………………. 4th-5th grade
Gilham Elementary……………………………….. 3rd grade
Howard Elementary……………………………. SPED, K-8th
London Elementary ……………………….. 4th-5th grade
Mount Vernon ……………………………………… 5th grade
Oakridge Elementary……………………………..5th grade
Riverbend Elementary…………………………… 4th grade
Riverbend Elementary……………………………. SPED, K-5
Thurston Elementary…………………………….. 5th grade
Twin Oaks……………………………………….. 1st-2nd grade
Veneta Elementary………………………………… 3rd grade
Willagillespie……………………………….3rd grade (2 sets)
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion..4th grade (2 sets)
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion..5th grade (2 sets)

If you are interested in sponsoring a classroom to receive this exciting program, please select one of the options below. Donations are tax-deductible.

Sponsor a Classroom in two easy steps!

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    Or Mail in Your Donation:

    Send $45 per classroom (payable to LCAS) to:
    Audubon Adventures
    PO Box 5086
    Eugene, OR 97405