Audubon Adventures Frequently Asked Questions
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.
This year, we are proud to introduce our new website, audubonadventures.org, which provides a number of dynamic resources for both teachers and students.
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 introduces young people, their families, and their teachers, to the fundamental principles by which the natural world functions. Our print publications and online content 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" Many different Audubon Adventures Classroom Resource Kits can be ordered. And each year a new kit becomes available!
The topics included in "Sharing Our World With Birds" are as follows:
- Hooray for Hummingbirds!
- Caring For Our Planet: Join in the Action
- Raptors: The Birds of Prey
- Seabirds: Feathered Ocean Travelers (Starring PROJECT PUFFIN)
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. Materials in our kit and online can be used across the curriculum and include correlations to Common Core Language Arts and Next Generation Science Standards PLUS student assessment material. The correlations to the common core language arts and science standards for our newest kit, "Sharing Our World With Birds," are now online and can be found here. You can also download the correlations for last year's kit, "Sharing Our Earth!" by clicking here.
Q: How do I order Audubon Adventures? How much does it cost? What topics are available?
A: Classroom teachers can either place an order directly with us, or you can see if your local Audubon Society Chapter will sponsor your classroom for free or at a reduced rate. The cost for one year for 32 students is $38.50 plus shipping and handling charges. To see a complete list of topics that are available download our order form. For additional information contact our Help Desk by phone or email. 800-340-6546 or email@example.com.