For the Birds! Environmental Education Program 2020-10-24T10:03:22+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
Total GCEF Funding: $101,644
2018 GCEF Grant: $100,089 2020 GCEF Grant: $1,555
2018 Matching Contributions: $35,586
TOTAL INVESTMENT: $137,230
2018 Project Completed: July 2019 2020 Project Completed: TBD
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In 2018, through a competitive process, National Audubon Society/Audubon New York was awarded $100,089 in GCEF funding (and provided $35,586 in matching funds) to deliver environmental education programs, workshops, and hands-on stewardship activities devoted to local wildlife and ecosystems in Greenpoint for Greenpoint children, adults, and families. The For the Birds! Environmental Education Program was an extension of two previous GCEF-funded projects: For the Birds! at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and For the Birds! at P.S. 110 The Monitor School. In the extension, students from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy and P.S. 110 The Monitor School were once again engaged in the For the Birds! curriculum, and Greenpoint residents learned about local bird and their habitats through a series of community bird walks. The project also planted native plants in the garden of P.S. 110 The Monitor School and at Lentol Garden.

In 2020, the For the Birds! Environmental Education Program was awarded $1,555.02 in additional GCEF funding to deliver an 8-session virtual bird education program to approximately 100 3rd grade students at P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont School in the spring of 2020, expanding on the programming they previously provided to students at P.S. 110 The Monitor School and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. Lesson topics included basic bird identification, how and why birds migrate, bird habitats, and how to take a neighborhood bird walk. The project will also hosted 2 virtual neighborhood bird walks in McCarren and McGolrick Parks in the fall of 2020.

Audubon New York’s website can be found at: ny.audubon.org

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2018:

  • 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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