Audubon offers programs for school groups both at the Center and at your school.
Don’t see a program that works for you here? Hosting a special event like a school science night or environment club festival? Keep us in mind. We’re willing to tailor programs to fit your event or school curriculum! Programs are design to support in school learning meeting state standards for science, natural history and language arts.
For questions or to schedule any of the programs offered below, please contact the Education team at email@example.com or phone 407-644-0190.
Onsite programs at the Center include:
-Radical Raptors (Student Group Tours)- This hour long program is led by a docent and includes a tour of the Center, incorporating the Center's history and mission, natural history, stories about the Center's birds, and what each of us can do to help birds in the wild. For these guided tours, we can accommodate up to two (2) groups of approximately 20 children in each group. Cost: $150 per group of 20 children (1 hour).
-Eagle Eyes on the Environment focuses on the WEB (Water, Energy and Birds) and how they are all connected. This one-hour program incorporates learning about birds of prey, food webs, what they need in their habitats to survive, and how we can all help raptors in the wild. Using the Bald Eagle as a symbol of a healthy ecosystem, programs connect the importance of water conservation, habitat protection, and energy conservation to our every day lives. Eagle Eyes on the Environment is designed for 1st-6th graders. Cost: $150. *Florida state standards: SC.3.L.15.1, SC.3.L.17.1, SC.4.L.17.2, SC.4.L.17.3, SC.5.L.17.1, SC.5.L.15.1
-Owl Adaptations. This program includes a tour of the Center as described above, but adds an extra 30 minutes for a discussion of owls and their special adaptations, as well as the dissection of an owl pellet by each participant. Cost: $200 for a group of 20 children (1 1/2 hours). *Florida state standards: SC.3.L.17.1, SC.3.L.15.1, SC.4.L.16.3, SC.L.17.2, SC.L.17.4, SC.5.L.15.1, SC.5.L.17.1
Water You Waiting For?! This specialized 2-hour program focuses on the WEB (Water, Energy and Birds), and their interconnections. In addition to a tour of the Center, participants conduct water testing experiments and explore a nearby pond for life, while learning why healthy water in ecosystems is important for birds, other wildlife, and humans. Cost: $250 per group of 20 children (2 hours). *Florida state standards: LAFS.4.RI.3.7, SC.5.E.7, SC.5.E.7.3, SC.5.L.15.1, LAFS.5.W.3.9, LAFS.5.RI.2.6
For offsite programs at your school, we offer:
-Radical Raptors. This hour-long program includes education ambassadors (live non-releasable raptors) and explores different native raptors of Florida and their importance to our ecosystems. We will explore raptor adaptations and ways all of us can help conserve wild raptors. Cost: $200 (one hour).
-So You Want to Work with Birds? This program is designed for high school students interested in animal or nature based careers. We will bring live, non-releasable raptor ambassadors to your classroom to help us discuss the diversity of careers in animal sciences and conservation. Students will be provided with materials to help them explore different career options and how they can make an impact in conservation. Ideal for career day! Cost: $200 (one hour).
-Owl Adaptations delves into Florida's owl species and their special adaptations. This program, offered to groups of up to approximately 20 students, includes 3 bird visitors (including a least one owl). In addition to learning about owls, each participant will dissect an owl pellet. Best suited for grades 3 – 8. Cost: $250 (1½ hours)
-Let's Explore Outdoors is especially designed for pre-school and Kindergarten groups. Children will learn about birds and their habitats by meeting two birds of prey, and through songs, dramatic play and a trip outdoors. Offered as two back-to-back 30-minute programs for two groups of approximately 20 students in each. Cost: $200 (two 30-minute programs, 1 hour total).
-Reading with Raptors Get your class excited about reading by reading with birds! Once a month, for three months, your students will have a special feathered guest visit their classroom and read a book related to that new friend. Students will learn about nature while experiencing a raptor up close! Best for pre-K and Kindergarten classes. This program is offered as one 30-minute visit per month for 3 consecutive months. Cost: $350 or $150 for a single session. *Florida state standards: SC.K.L.14.2, SC.K.L.14.3, LAFS.K.RL.3.7, LAFS.K.RL.1.1, LAFS.K.RL.1.3, LAFS.K.RL.2.6
-The Five Senses is designed for pre-K through 1st grade and meets Florida educations standards for exploring the 5 senses. This program teaches about our five senses, how we use them, and explores how birds use the same senses! Offered as two back-to-back 30-minute programs for two groups of approximately 20 students each. Cost: $200 (two 30-minute programs, 1 hour total). *Florida state standards: SC.K.L.14.1, SC.1.N.1.2