What We Do

Audubon Adventures

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.

  • Each kit contains 3      complete learning modules with printed student educational magazines (3      separate topics/editions), ready-to-print letter to parents, and user      guides for teachers. Teachers (and students) can also access online      informational content and group activities, printables, posters,      interactive quizzes, puzzles and games, teaching standards, glossary, and      more. 
  • Printed kit serves 32      students. Online content serves unlimited students and is free.
  • Each issue contains      fun activities, high interest content, and hopeful messages. 

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.

Scholarships

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.

Educator's Camp

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.