Education Needs Our Help!
Audubon Adventures brings science to life for children wherever they live! Each school year, our Chapter offers an Audubon Adventures kit to each 4th grade (or 3rd or 5th) classroom teacher in Highlands County. Last year we supplied 44 kits to public and private schools. Funds are generated through Birdathon donations. Audubon Adventures is a professionally developed environmental education program for children in grades 3 to 6, offered by National Audubon since 1984. Reading and writing lessons in science and the environment are provided by presenting basic, scientifically accurate facts about birds, wildlife, and their habitats. Each kit contains 3 different editions with 32 student nature newspapers and supporting materials for the teacher to utilize—a real bargain!.
Classroom kit with print and online components.
YOU CAN PARTICIPATE in providing an AUDUBON ADVENTURE kit through sponsoring one or more classes at $47.00 per class kit or contributing toward a class – any amount is welcome.
Highlands County Audubon is a partner in education. Each year we provide one graduating senior from each of three regions a $500.00 dollar scholarship. The applications are sent out in the spring and awarded at the end of the year. Our purpose is to promote and encourage responsible environmental practices. Each recipient will go on to study a related field.
We are a proud organization helping educators in many ways. During the summer break from school we send a teacher to Camp. Camp Oty'okwa in central Ohio is an amazing experience for the teacher in that they share the experience with other teachers from around the United States, participate in week long learning activities related to environmental science, and get refreshed and ready for the coming school year. The camp is centrally located in the Hocking Hills region in the midst of local state parks and preserves. The 700+ acres feature varied native vegetation and cliffs, deep gorges, rock shelters, and waterfalls formed by Blackhand Sandstone. This unique landscape allows for both adventure and outdoor classrooms environments. Learning becomes a fun filled adventure.
ATTENTION ALL HIGHLANDS COUNTY AUDUBON MEMBERS We hope all have come though the pandemic period safe and well!
WE ARE RE-ACTIVATING!! Our 'Kick-off' event will be Holmes Ave. Clean-up! Sat May 22nd 7 AM. Meet at the Faith Baptist Church (600 Holmes Ave). Dave Forman will host a post event relaxation at his place following the cleanup. Please bring gloves if you have them. Bags and pick-up tools will be provided.
Regular meetings and field trips will begin in September of this year. Our First meeting will be on 9/21/21. More information on field trips and speakers will be provide later this summer!
Looking forward to seeing you Soon!! - HCAS Board of Directors
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