An environmental education program for teachers and children in grades 3 to 6 developed by the National Audubon Society. The materials present facts about wildlife, habitats, and ecology that teachers can use to help students appreciate, understand, and gain a sense of stewardship for the natural world. Our chapter funds the kits and distributes them each fall to interested teachers in local schools.
Philip L. Wright Memorial Research Awards
Each spring, to encourage student-initiated research in wildlife-related subjects, we advertise for proposals and then award small grants to university and high school students for research projects that can be completed in a few months. Grant recipients present their findings to the public at chapter meetings.
We offer instruction in beginning, intermediate, and advanced birding in the classroom and the field. Topics include birds found in various habitats, field marks for identification, bird behavior, songs, anatomy, migration, and conservation, as well as use of field guides, birding optics, and birding ethics. Classes are usually held in the spring, somewhere in the March–May time-frame, and in winter.
Community Naturalist Program
An education program to connect people with nature. Our naturalists offer field trips and classroom lessons to schools and the public. Programs focus on birds within themes of natural history and ecology.