Schoolyard Habitats: Audubon Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Join presenter Amy Weidensaul, Director of Community Conservation and Education for Audubon Pennsylvania as she shares some of the work the agency is doing to create habitat, especially for birds, with students on school grounds and in nearby parks. Amy will discuss the design and planning considerations for installing a habitat on schools and how to use it as an outdoor classroom, the importance of school grounds for wildlife and for people and will share some tips for finding funding for these projects. Amy will share lessons on the schools grounds and ways to incorporate citizen science into classroom teaching.

During this webinar, you will:

  • learn about Audubon’s habitat program that helps students and teachers create wildlife habitat at their schools and in nearby parks
  • get ideas on how to use your school grounds as an outdoor classroom
  • see examples of schoolyard habitat projects that have been installed in schools in Pennsylvania and learn some easy ways to work with students to create habitat
  • get ideas on where to find some funding and other resources for these projects
  • get ideas on how to incorporate citizen science and the scientific method into outdoor schoolyard programs

Ms. Weidensaul holds a BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology from the University of New Hampshire and a M.Ed from Lehigh University in educational leadership focusing on non-profit administration. She is currently working on doctorate in environmental studies at Antioch University.


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