Decatur Audubon Society
Audubon Adventures 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 provide Audubon Adventures at no cost to the schools for local classrooms. We help with funding to bring other nature programming into Decatur and Macon County schools. We offer Bus Transportation Grants for schools to increase the availability of field trips and other nature-focused educational programming at the Rock Springs Nature Center and other Macon County Conservation District sites.
Audubon Adventures is an environmental education curriculum product created by the National Audubon Society for grades 3-5. Developed by professional environmental educators, Audubon Adventures presents standards-based science content about birds, wildlife, and their habitats.
Audubon Adventures introduces young people, their families, and their teachers to the fundamental principles by which the natural world functions. Our print publications and website offer an exciting, science-based exploration of those principles at work anchored in nonfiction reading and outdoor and classroom activities that help kids to care for our planet by helping birds and other wildlife.
Decatur Audubon funds the full 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. Audubon Adventures may also be used for home schools, after-school programs, camp programs, ESL classes, scouts' programs and more.
Want Audubon Adventures materials for your Macon County, Illinois classroom?
Contact us at .. decatur'dot'audubon'at'gmail.com or send a request to us at the P.O. Box below.
Decatur Audubon - Bus Transportation Grants
In partnership with the Macon County Conservation District, Decatur Audubon pays the cost of bus transportation for local school students to visit Rock Springs Nature Center or other Conservation District sites. Contact the Conservation District at their school bus field trip webpage or call 217-423-7708 for more information.
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, 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, 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