The Issue: Benefits of Science and Nature Education for Kids
On average, children spend six hours each day in front of computer and television screens, but less than four minutes engaged in outdoor play. In addition to providing a means for exploring the outdoors, hands-on science and nature instruction can improve kids' cognitive functioning, emotional wellbeing, and self-discipline. For teachers without specialized training in environmental education, supplemental resources with fun and educational activities for students can be a significant help in the classroom. Audubon Adventures has been providing teacher-reviewed, scientifically accurate, and engaging materials for the last 30 years.
The Campaign: Distributing Environment-Themed Classroom Kits to Teachers
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by the National Audubon Society to distribute Audubon Adventures classroom kits to teachers. Designed for students in grades 3–5, the kits include student newspapers and guides with hands-on activities, all having to do with an annual theme. This year's kits have to do with "Caring for Our Planet" and include material from Audubon's environmental experts that's designed to help students learn how they can play a crucial role in the preservation and improvement of the environment. Every $50 raised will provide one Audubon Adventures classroom kit to a teacher.
National Audubon Society
For more than a century, the National Audubon Society has helped connect people with nature, thanks to a national network of more than 500 community-based nature centers and chapters. Audubon continues to engage millions of people in conservation action that protects and restores the environment through its education, advocacy, and scientific programs.
Many might associate Audubon with birds, and rightfully so—the conservation organization has supported efforts that protect and restore their local habitats, along with helping implement policies that safeguard birds across the United States and the Americas. However, Audubon also continues to work to conserve and restore the natural ecosystems of all wildlife, for the benefit of the earth and all creatures in it.