SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY via Crowdrise
October 06, 2010
This program is offered free of charge to students.
Finding Urban Nature Program (FUN): is focused on introducing 3rd and 4th grade students to the natural world in their own schoolyard habitats. Students involved in FUN participate in one-hour lessons throughout the school year led by a community or parent volunteer. Each lesson focuses on introducing students to plants and animals found in their schoolyard and how living and non living things depend on each other. Through observation, discovery, and scientific inquiry, nearly 1,000 students each year learn how they can become better stewards of the world.
FUN Explorers: FUN Explorers builds on the basic foundation laid by the FUN program, by helping 5th grade students to better understand a local environmental indicator - birds. Approximately 100 students each year participate in 7-8 lessons where they use scientific tools such as microscopes, binoculars and field guides while observing and identifying birds in their schoolyard habitat.