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The core group of Audubon in the Schools (AITS ) volunteers had a virtual meeting in January to discuss how we might interact with schools and students in 2021. This program depends on in-classroom interactions with bird feathers and specimens that the students use as models for their drawing exercises.

We discussed the possibility of doing virtual presentations, but students working from home may not have the paper and colored pencils they need. Our group decided to draft a letter to teachers who have used the AITS program, and let them know we are waiting for the time when in-classroom sessions could be presented. As with many activities, we must wait for the vaccinations to proceed and the in-class learning options to improve. And we will certainly be ready when that time comes!

Many thanks to Barb Pope, Janet Barnes, Rose Britton, Marty Merrill, and Rosie Hammond for being at the meeting. Sue Markley and Kathy Wilson could not attend, but agreed to help when we get rolling again. 

Even though our AITS Program stopped school visits mid-March last year, we had a number of successful classroom visits prior to that date.

AITS 2020 Educational Report Numbers

Winter/Spring 2020 Totals:

Number of Students             528

Classroom Hours              17.75

Schools visited                         5

Presentations                         22

Good Job AITS Team for doing this important work!