Audubon Adventures In-School FAQ
Q: What is AUDUBON ADVENTURES?
A: AUDUBON ADVENTURES is an environmental education program for children in grades 3 to 5. Developed by professional environmental educators, AUDUBON ADVENTURES presents basic, scientifically accurate facts about birds, wildlife, and their habitats. It comes to you packaged as a Classroom Kit (serving 32 students) or Individual Kit (serving 1 student). The program is used by classroom teachers, after-school program coordinators, special education instructors, language arts teachers, and homeschoolers.
Since its inception in 1984, over 7 million youngsters have participated in the program.
Q: What is the goal of AUDUBON ADVENTURES?
A: Audubon envisions a future with a community of enlightened and informed citizens aware of the environmental outcomes of each of their activities. It is a community with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed choices between alternative courses of action that result in minimizing the negative effects on our environment.
Audubon Adventures introduce young people, their families, and their teachers, to the fundamental principles by which the natural world functions. Our publications for students and teachers give readers compelling examples and activities that show those principles at work.
When we achieve our goals, our readers have the foundation necessary for recognizing our individual and collective responsibility for the health of our environment. And out of that recognition comes understanding that personal actions can have meaningful, positive, and far-reaching effects.
Q: What is Audubon Adventures planning for the 2013-2014 school year?
A: The title of our newest kit is “Sharing Our World With Birds" This classroom kit can be used across the curriculum and offers correlations to National Language Arts and Science Standards PLUS student assessment material.
Student Magazine—class sets (32 of each) of 4 separate magazines will thrill and inspire students with vibrant photos and lively illustrations that bring the natural world to life right in your classroom.
Educator Resource Manual—4 stand-alone Teacher Guides, one for each magazine. This new format will help you easily navigate your way through each topic and present the material to students in an appealing and engaging way. Each includes:
- Step-by step overview of each section
- Instructions for hands on activities with easy to remove reproducible pages
- Background facts and information
- Student assessment pages
Plus - each manual contains glossary words, recommended resources, and correlations to national language arts and science standards.
Many different Audubon Adventures Classroom Resource Kits can be ordered. And each year a new kit becomes available!
Q: What are the topics for this school year?
The topics included in “Sharing Our World With Birds” are as follows:
- Hooray for Hummingbirds!
- Caring For Our Planet
- Regal Raptors
- Sensational Seabirds
Q: Do I need a science background to implement AUDUBON ADVENTURES?
A: The only requirement for implementing AUDUBON ADVENTURES in your classroom or community is an interest in exploring, learning about, and enjoying the natural world around you. The program is easily implemented and can be integrated into the existing curriculum areas of science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and creative arts. Allow yourself to become a student and learn right along with your class. Together you can ask questions about the natural world, and together you can make great discoveries!
Q: How does AUDUBON ADVENTURES support national and state academic achievement standards?
A: Audubon Adventures is designed to help students achieve proficiency in language arts, science, and environmental literacy
For additional information about the National Science Education Standards and to access the complete standards, go to:
Audubon Adventures is designed for grades 3 through 5, while the National Research Council’s National Science Education Standards are apportioned for the grade ranges K-4 and 5-8. Therefore we correlate Audubon Adventures to the NRC standards for both K-4 and 5-8 to support its use across grade ranges.