Audubon Adventures Educates Lane County Students

Audubon Adventures is back with a brand new learning kit for the 2018-2019 school year! This award-winning environmental educational program introduces students to the fundamental principles by which the natural world functions. “Getting to Know Birds” is the newest learning kit and includes the three following topics:

GET TO KNOW BIRDS
Students will learn how to use field marks to describe and identify the birds they see in their own neighborhoods. Readings, group activities, and online games, puzzles, and quizzes build children’s’ reasoning skills by showing how a bird’s physical characteristics—especially its feet, legs, and beak—reveal what that bird eats and where and how it gets its food. This lesson uses the diversity of birds to introduce and demonstrate how birds—like all living things—are adapted for survival in their particular natural habitat.

HOORAY FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
How natural systems function and adapt. Everyone is fascinated with hummingbirds, which is why we chose this bird as a “case study” for natural systems. The lesson teaches students how specialized bills and hovering skills are connected to hummingbirds’ ability to feed, how hummingbirds help plants reproduce by transporting pollen from flower to flower, and about the amazing migratory feats of these tiny powerhouses.

PLANTS ARE FOR THE BIRDS!
The delicate balance of ecosystems. Students will learn why native birds need native plants and why native plants need native birds—and the harm done when a non-native species is introduced into the mix. This lesson explains that organisms develop interdependent relationships as they evolve alongside particular other organisms. For birds, native plants are a food source, protection from predators, and home; for native plants, birds serve as pollinators and pest control..
Lane County Audubon Society offers these materials to teachers in Lane County at no cost thanks to generous sponsors!  If you are interested in becoming a classroom sponsor, you can find donation information at the bottom of this page. If you are a teacher interested in receiving an Audubon Adventures kit for your classroom, please email Rachael Friese at audadventures (at) gmail.com

In addition to print materials, Audubon provides teachers with easy-to-access supplemental material online. These include instructional guides, learning assessments, quizzes, games, science education alignment standards, and additional resources for each unit. Our newest print Audubon Adventures classroom kit will include:

  •  32 copies of each of our classroom magazine sets: Get to Know Birds, Hooray for Hummingbirds! and Birds Need Plants, Plants Need Birds
  •  Access to the digital teaching units on the three themes, plus ten other teaching modules.
  •  Opportunities to participate in service learning and community science projects, such as the Great Backyard Bird Count
  •  Classroom participation certificates
  •  Parent and Teacher Guides


Audubon Adventures can be easily integrated into the existing curriculum areas of science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and creative arts.

Audubon Adventures classrooms receive a year’s membership to National Audubon Society and Lane County Audubon Society.

This very popular program is funded by the generous donations of LCAS members through our Adopt-a-Classroom program. We are pleased to provide a full set of Audubon Adventures materials to each student in sponsored classrooms at no cost to the schools.

Please contact Rachael Friese at audadventures (at) gmail.com if you have any questions.

If you are interested in sponsoring a classroom to receive this exciting program, please select one of the options below. Donations are tax-deductible.

Sponsors                                                   Grade                School

The Quail Mailers.............................. 3............. Riverbend Elementary

Anne Bonine...................................... 3............. Gilham Elementary

Beth Bridges..................................................... Charlemagne

Betsy Parry......................................... 4,5......... London School

Camilla Pratt...................................... 5............. Walterville Elementary

Charles & Reida Kimmel..................... 3............. Siuslaw Elementary

Christine & Russell Sampley............... 5............. Mt. Vernon Elementary

Dave & Charlotte Bontrager............... 2/3........... Family School

Debra Eichner................................. 1/2/3.......... Ridgeline Montessori

Doris Wimber.................................... 2............... Edgewood Community School

Elizabeth Hall...................................................... Lane Co. Audubon Society

Flo Alvergue..................................... 2................ Edgewood Community School

Gaylene Carpenter........................... 2................. Edgewood Community School

Herbert Wisner................................ 1................. Adams Elementary

Jane Holloway.................................. 5................ Thurston Elementary

Jim Mitchell & Cathy Irwin................ 4................ Camas Ridge Elementary

Josephine & Peter von Hippel........... 3................ Willagillespie Community School

In Memory of Joan Ericksen Cook..... 3................ Centennial Elementary TBD

Julie Sasewich & David Sanchez........ 2................ Edgewood Community School

Karen Svenson................................. 4................ Bohemia Elementary

Linda & Dennis Howard.................... 3................ Riverbend Elementary

Margot Fetz..................................... 2................. Riverbend Elementary

Mary Beth Crawford......................... 4................. Riverbend Elementary

Michael Tanner.............................. 2,5................ Riverbend Elementary

Mika Singer......................................................... School to be determined

Robin Gage.................................... 4/5............... King’s Valley Charter School

Sara Brownmiller............................ 2,5................ Riverbend Elementary

Sue Markley...................................... 3................ Howard Elementary

Twinkle Morton................................. 3................ Veneta Elementary

Val & Dan Close................................ 5................ Riverbend Elementary

Janie Thomas & John Levi.................. 4................ Riverbend Elementary

Joy Thomas & Rob Castleberry............  3................ Centennial Elementary 

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If you are interested in sponsoring a classroom to receive this exciting program, please select one of the options below. Donations are tax-deductible.
 
 
 
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Mail your donation of $45 per classroom (payable to LCAS) to:
Audubon Adventures
PO Box 5086
Eugene, OR 97405