Protecting our natural resources through education of adults and especially children.
Family Birding – the Education Committee is planning many outdoor activities for youth during the 2016-17 school year. Watch this space for future announcements!
Kids In The Woods
Kids today spend twice as much time indoors as their parents did, missing out on the simple pleasures and physical benefits of daily outdoor time. With a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, Kids In the Woods is dedicated to providing resources and creative ideas for increasing the amount of time kids spend outdoors. The goal of this two year program is to introduce Westwood Middle school students to a science curriculum that is connected to outdoor experiences in the nearby Loblolly Nature Park. These projects include birds, trees and water.
Annie Hermansen-Baez, from the USDA Forest Service is the Kids In the Woods Project Director. Annie asked Alachua Audubon to help her sustain this project beyond the two-year grant. Audubon will partner on the birding activities, provide bird seed, and volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Sharon Kuchinski at Sharonsmk@gmail.com. Volunteers are needed for the bird walks.
Projects like Kids In the Woods makes science meaningful to students and hopefully alert our children to enviornmental concerns.