Atlanta Audubon has been awarded a $99,980 gift from a private Atlanta family foundation to build and grow its educational programs to educate the next generation of leaders about conservation and the environment through the lens of birds.
Birds are an accessible tool by which to study our natural surroundings and the problems that threaten our ecosystems. With a focus on citizen science, project-based learning, and conservation problem-solving, Atlanta Audubon’s Learning About Birds STEM-based youth programs are unique among other environmental education programs. Atlanta Audubon will use grant funds to:
“We are delighted to receive this grant to help us grow and expand Atlanta Audubon’s education curriculum and programs,” says Nikki Belmonte, Executive Director of Atlanta Audubon. “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s policy makers, planners and developers, and community leaders. When we instill a conservation ethic in students through the lens of birds, we provide insurance that habitats that sustain birds, wildlife, and people alike will receive protection. Opening the eyes of students to the vast diversity of bird life around them helps impart important skills needed to innovate the conservation solutions of tomorrow.”
Atlanta Audubon Society is building places where birds and people thrive. We create bird-friendly communities through conservation, education, and advocacy.