Our program targets elementary grades in local schools. Our goal is to acquaint students with the common birds of the foothills and mountains of the Sierra, learning their biology and their life stories and why this beautiful landscape is the perfect habitat for them. The basic program will consist of one classroom session and one field trip for each participating class. Prior to the field trips, Audubon volunteers will present slides, video and lessons about birds and their adaptations and migration.
Students will have a chance to discuss and share their own experiences and ask questions they may have. The class field trips will utilize local open spaces and parks or school grounds near the schools. They will be scheduled during spring migration for maximum viewing of birds. The Audubon volunteers will give training in proper use of binoculars and field guides for all students. The program started in February 2013 and was expanded into additional schools in 2014.
Volunteers are needed for this to continue to be successful. Contact our Education Chair for more information about volunteering for this exciting program.
Help support our Education Program
As part of the education program, we need to purchase enough binoculars for students to use during field trips and to buy Audubon Adventures Classroom Kits for the classes.