Decatur Audubon Society
Audubon Adventures, Seasonal Naturalist
and Grants available
The Decatur Audubon Society offers educational opportunities and financial assistance to students and teachers in the Decatur and Macon County area. We fund a large part of the cost of Audubon Adventures for local classrooms. We help with funding to bring other nature programming into Decatur and Macon County schools. 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 students 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 students.
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?
-- Contact us at .. decatur'dot'audubon'at'gmail.com
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.
Decatur Audubon - Ron Shafer Education Grant
To honor Ron Shafer's commitment to conservation, the environment and Decatur Audubon, we are offering grants to educators for programs, projects or activities that support and enhance environmental learning.
To download the Ron Shafer grant application, right-click here and choose 'Save link as'
Decatur Audubon - General Grants
Decatur Audubon is committed to education, to conservation, and to the environment and we offer grants for programs, projects or activities that support and enhance environmental learning.
To download the 'general' grant application, right-click here and choose 'Save link as'
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.
Contact us at .. decatur'dot'audubon'at'gmail.com (Or write us at the address below) if you would like more information. Or simply download our grant applications, as applicable: for either the Ron Shafer Education Grant or for the general grant application, both listed above.
Contact us at .. decatur'dot'audubon'at'gmail.com
or write to:
Decatur Audubon Society
P.O. Box 591
Decatur, IL 62525