Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC)
As a founding member of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), PRAS continues to support and participate in educational programs at the Charlotte Harbor State Preserve and the Charlotte County Park at Cedar Point.
Plants Talk – Birds Listen
Children’s Activities – Free Download
Children will gain knowledge about native plants at the same time that teachers and parents will learn about the benefit of native plant habitats in school yards and backyards. Teachers and parents are encouraged to start native plant gardens with their children and have them certified. As human populations and development increase, birds are losing native breeding and wintering habitats; moreover, migrating species are losing their stopping spots where they refuel. Since 1970 three billion birds have been lost, approximately 90% from 12 bird families (mostly sparrows, warblers, finches and swallows). The purpose of the booklet is to provide fun learning activities where children gain an understanding of ways to restore native plant habitats for birds.
The Peace River Audubon Society Scholarship for Environmental Studies
The purpose of this award is to encourage students to pursue a degree in environmental studies. Funds may be used for the educational institution’s tuition, books, supplies and equipment, or technical materials. College students with professional goals to pursue science, biology, environmental education, or wildlife conservation will be given preference and are invited to apply for this scholarship. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Attention Private and Public School Teachers or Homeschool Teachers: Free Book Download – “A Tale of a Tern” by Mary Lundeberg
Mary Lundeberg, a retired education professor and photographer has created a free book for teachers. PRAS recommends this wonderful narrated and photographed book that can be read to elementary children and can be read by middle schoolers. Any adults who are interested in nature or SW Florida Shorebirds would enjoy this book!