Audubon's environmental education program about the natural world and how to protect it can be implemented in any classroom or after-school program. Audubon Adventures gives teachers many ways to help students meet required educational performance and content standards in science and language arts. Audubon Adventures fosters in children a stewardship ethic to last a lifetime. Learn more
Chapter Youth Outreach
Christmas Bird Counts for Kids
Every year for over a century, Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) have been organized across the Western Hemisphere through Audubon, mainly for adults. Because families with young kids have not always felt invited, we created the CBC 4 Kids – a stand-alone half day event instilling some of the important basic ingredients of this grand tradition. The objective is to have fun and potentially create a hometown team of birders and conservationists for the future while encouraging families to enjoy and respect nature together. It only takes 2-3 teams to get started. Target a date between the 2nd weekend in December and the 3rd weekend in January. It is a wonderfully simple, healthy, holiday celebration for almost any school, youth group, Audubon Chapter or nature center, wildlife refuge or local community. Contact Tom Rusert for details.
A program of the Council for Environmental Education that inspires young people to discover more about the natural world through learning about migratory birds. The instructional materials are adapted to support state and national science education standards and assessment criteria for middle school grades. Their Additional Resources page offers many downloadable PDFs of kids' activities.
Project Learning Tree
PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. The website has many downloadable teaching resources.