In 2017, Apalachee Audubon partnered with Pineview Elementary School to offer lessons and activities related to birds and conservation to after-school programs. Volunteers from Apalachee Audubon take the students outside looking for birds, teach them how to use binoculars that have been generously donated from the chapter, and use standards-based lessons to teach the students concepts they do not learn in class. Additional donations from chapter members have enabled us to take the students at this Title 1 school on a field trip to nearby Lake Elberta Park and to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. We look forward to creating new conservationists at Pineview Elementary each year, and always try to beat our bird list from the year before! Read more about the experience on Peter Kleinhenz’s blog post here.

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If you would like to be involved with the initiative at Pineview please e-mail pnkleinhenz@gmail.com.