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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.

Topics for the 2021-22 modules:

audubon adventures water cover
audubon adventures plants cover
audubon adventures climate cover

CARETAKING OUR WORLD’S WATER

Ahhhh… There’s nothing like a cool drink of water when you’re thirsty. Go ahead, take another sip. The water you’re drinking started out as rain, snow, or another form of precipitation. As it fell from the clouds, it filled a nearby river or lake, or it drained into underground pools called
aquifers. In most places, water for homes comes from the local public water supply.

PLANTS ARE FOR THE BIRDS

In a backyard garden, a fat caterpillar is munching on the leaf of a tall sunflower plant. Suddenly, a Golden-winged Warbler swoops down and grabs the caterpillar with its sharp beak. Holding the squirming caterpillar tightly, the bird flies to a nest hidden on the ground under dense bushes. There, the caterpillar becomes a meal for one of the hungry warbler chicks inside. When you’re hungry, you head to the kitchen. When birds are hungry, they often look for plants.

LET’S CHANGE CLIMAGE CHANGE

Earth’s climate is changing, and people are taking action. What can we do? Plenty! Turn the page to find out more about the causes and effects of climate change, an explanation of greenhouse gases, inspiring stories of kids who are working to deal with the problem, and what we all can do to help.

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 Takes Wing for 2021-22

Thanks to the generous donations of LCAS members, Audubon Adventures curriculum kits will soon be arriving in 34 classrooms at 15 different Lane County Schools. This all adds up to approximately 820 students learning more about birds, wildlife, and the habitat they need to survive. An environmental education curriculum created by the National Audubon Society for grades 3-5, 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.

Please contact Cecelia Hagen if you have any questions.

Thanks to the 2021-22  sponsors:

Charles & Reida Kimmel (2)
Charlotte Bontrager (2)
Denice Rogers (3)
Doris Wimber (2)
Elizabeth Hall
Elna Robinette
Gaylene Carpenter
Janet Barnes
Jim & Connie Regali (2)
Jon Levy and Janie Thomas (2)
Karen Svenson
Kathryn Kemp
Mary Beth Crawford (2)
Michael Tanner (2)
Mika Singer (3)
Mike Smith
Rita Kiley
Rob Castleberry & Joyce Thomas (2)
Robin Gage
Ron Renchler
Ruth Anne Fraley (3)
Sara Brownmiller (2)
Susan Markley (2)
Susan McConnell
Valerie Close

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
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
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