Help Young People to Care About Birds!
Wyncote Audubon volunteers work with elementary and middle school students as part of our educational outreach to teach about birds and bird protection. We receive requests from local schools on a regular basis.
The students we serve participate in nature-related clubs that:
- Meet before or after school, or during lunch.
- Conduct their club activities in a 45 -60 minute time period.
- Are supervised by teacher(s) and/or parent(s) club sponsors.
- All logistics for the club meetings are arranged by the sponsors.
Wyncote volunteers provide:
- Up to four to six “lessons” during the course of the school year on the topics of fall migration, winter feeder birds, and spring migration
- Bird walks on the school grounds
- Arrange support for those schools creating a bird habitat
- Provide opportunities to visit the Militia Hill Hawk Watch in
September, Great Backyard Bird Count in February, and International Migratory Bird Day in May.
- Materials, training and support for the lessons and bird walks.
- Typically we have more than one volunteer assigned to a “lesson.”
- Schedules are created around the availability of the volunteers.
Wyncote sponsors the Audubon Adventures educational programs in a range of elementary public, private, and parochial schools in our chapter territory. These range from the Olney Christian School in Philadelphia to the Blue Bell Elementary School in the Wissahickon School District. We provide club sponsors and their students with a subscription to the Audubon Adventures “newspaper” that is devoted to various conservation themes. Wyncote Audubon volunteers augment these with special presentations and activities. Bird Walks on the school property are a featured. We welcome volunteers to help us with these activities.