For the Birds! Environmental Education Program 2019-12-28T12:34:26+00:00

Project Description

For the Birds! Environmental Education Program

Project Lead: Audubon New York/National Audubon Society
Project Partners: McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance; P.S. 110 The Monitor School; P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont School; P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry School; St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
Project Location: P.S. 110 The Monitor School; P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont School; P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry School; St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
GCEF Grant: $100,089
Matching Contribution: $35,586
TOTAL INVESTMENT: $135,675
Project Completed: July 2019
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In 2018, through a competitive process, National Audubon Society/Audubon New York was awarded $100,089 in additional GCEF funding (and provided $35,586 in matching funds) to deliver environmental education programs, workshops, and hands-on stewardship activities for over 516 children, adults, and families about local wildlife and ecosystems in Greenpoint. The project was an extension of two previous GCEF-funded projects: For the Birds! Greenpoint at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and For the Birds! Greenpoint at P.S. 110 The Monitor School.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Reached a total of 516 students, teachers, volunteers, and community members in Greenpoint through educational programming, habitat projects, and community bird walks
  • Delivered “For the Birds!” curriculum to 302 students in 14 classrooms – at P.S. 110 to 3rd graders and at St. Stanislaus Kostka Academy to 2nd, 3rd and 5th graders
  • Organized a school-wide assembly at St. Stanislaus for 140 students and faculty about birds of prey in conjunction with “Volunteers for Wildlife”
  • Engaged 50 Greenpoint residents through five community bird walks in which a total of 50 bird species were observed
  • Installed 776 native plants in gardens at P.S. 110 the Monitor School and Lentol Garden
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