Decatur Audubon Society
Audubon Adventures, Seasonal Naturalist and Grants
The Decatur Audubon Society offers educational opportunities and financial assistance to students and teachers in the Decatur and Macon County area. Our group funds Scholarships to Audubon Expedition Institute, Touch of Nature camps and Audubon Ecology Camps. We fund a large part of the cost of Audubon Adventures for local classrooms. We fund a naturalist's position at the Rock Springs Center in order to increase the availability of field trips and other nature-focused educational programming at the Center.
In this program children in grades 3 through 6 learn about the natural world through Audubon Adventures, a classroom program featuring a bimonthly children's newspaper and leader's guide. This unique classroom program brings a wonder and appreciation of nature to elementary school children.
We fund a portion of the cost of Audubon Adventures for use in local classrooms. Many Macon County teachers have found the Audubon Adventures materials to be an invaluable resource for their classes. Want Audubon Adventures materials for your Macon County, Illinois classroom? Email us at info 'at' decatur-audubon.org and let us know.
Decatur Audubon funds the position of a part-time naturalist at Rock Springs Center. This person, the Audubon Seasonal Naturalist, leads discovery hikes and presents nature-oriented programs during the spring and fall for school and other youth groups.
Many city students get their first glimpse of the woods and the wonders of trees and wildlife during a hike led by Decatur Audubon's Seasonal Naturalist. Eyes and minds are opened.
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships to A.E.I.
The scholarships to Audubon Expedition Institute are awarded to area college students. These scholarships are funded by a bequest to Decatur Audubon from the estate of Turner and Pauline Nearing. Nearing Scholarships are awarded to students in environmental study programs who want to experience the learning opportunities of this traveling university. If you wish to apply, let us know at info 'at' decatur-audubon.org.
Grants for Research and Field Trips
Decatur Audubon has awarded grants to area teachers and college students for research, equipment for environmental studies, and science-related field trips. Please email us at info 'at' decatur-audubon.org (Or write us at the address below) if you would like more information.
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Decatur Audubon Society
P.O. Box 591
Decatur, IL 62525