Our Key 2019-2020 Objectives

expanding our reach

  • Pilot a year long after school program to generate youth leadership in environmental stewardship for 7th and 8th grade students in select Watsonville middle schools.

  • Pilot a year long citizen science collaboration at select middle schools in Salinas, California.

  • Continue offering schoolyard birding programs to over 20 schools in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

  • .Coordinate internship experiences for undergraduate students who are interested in environmental education.

building partnerships

  • Expand teacher workshop offerings through community leaders like the Monterey Bay Area Math Project

  • Continue partnerships with participating teachers, schools, and district administrators in the Monterey Bay area.

  • Expand our website, social media presence, and outreach efforts in order to diversify the reach of the program to new students and teachers.

lesson sequence collaborations

  • Increase classroom resources and follow up lesson plans with cross-cutting concepts for teachers to smoothly integrate life science curriculum into their own inquiry-based science lessons.

  • Continued participation in Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Teacher Leadership Institute to build lesson sequences that support phenomena-based learning.

  • Expand our website to offer free online lesson plans and sequences for teachers out of our range.

Deciding to support the Bird School Project is more than a donation.

We maintain close connections with our donors in trust that their donation stemmed from a greater passion to enhance natural history opportunities for children. When we receive a donation, we understand that our dreams are the donors' dreams, too. The following supporters have significantly contributed to the Bird School Project and have enabled us to do this critical work. We are extremely grateful for their generosity!