The 2023 Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) is on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Yes, this…
Audubon Adventures is National Audubon Society’s (NAS) award-winning environmental education program. Audubon Adventures was designed by the environmental experts at NAS and boasts top-quality educational materials. Through our Adopt-a-Classroom Program, Lane County Audubon offers teachers in grades 3–5 an opportunity to participate at no cost to their schools.
LCAS is looking for someone who can link the participating teachers with the generous sponsors of this program. If you have a computer and a little time, this might be the volunteer opportunity you’ve been looking for! It takes flexibility, organization, and a sense of timing to make things work well for the teachers and sponsors.
Outreach to schools and sponsors begins in September. Orders for the kits are placed with NAS in October so that teachers receive their kits as soon as they are available for shipping. Maintaining contact with the teachers throughout the school year is crucial. You’ll want to make sure they’ve received their kits, see if they need any additional help, and check in with them at the end of the school year.
Potential sponsors find out about teachers who would like to participate through The Quail, at program meetings, and through an annual mailing. Please contact Maeve Sowles (maeveanddick (at) q.com) if this rewarding position sounds interesting to you. We’ll be happy to provide you with all the information and training you need to manage the program.