Our educational programs take the habitats found in Wildcat Park and combine them with best practices in teaching and environmental studies. Our hands-on, field-based programs are guided by National and State Education Standards, teacher input, and are taught by caring, committed Naturalists and volunteers.
Each trip is different as we experience the seasons and cycle of life at the park and every visit delivers sound science and thought-provoking lessons that align with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. The Audubon Center opens students' eyes to the important issues and shows them ways to care for their world around them. Students will leave with their interest sparked and teachers with new ideas and inspiration for many lessons to come.
If you do not see a program listed that meets your needs, just ask! We can develop and personalize specific programming to meet your classroom or school requirements.
For further information on programs call us at 417-782-6287 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrating Mapping Into Environmental Education Programming - An IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) Sparks Grant Pilot Project
In the spring of 2016 the Audubon Center developed and implemented a revised aquatic ecosystems field trip program for 7th graders which integrated using tablets and ArcGIS mapping technology into this popular program. For classroom teachers this helps them meet several goals, one of which is including more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in their curriculum. Below we have included many documents from this project which can be downloaded and used if you are interested in integrating mapping into a lesson. It is also important to recognize the potential for similar activities to be used not just in in the field of science, but in many other subject areas as well such as history and social studies - any place where spatial data including maps can help connect students to the materials being covered. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the project. Email the education director at email@example.com.