Connecticut Audubon Society has been providing first-rate educational programs for school children for over a century. Our goal is to keep improving, and in 2012 we are expanding and enhancing our school programs to provide innovative outdoor science education to more students throughout the state.
Studies show that outdoor science education in concert with classroom instruction results in higher student achievement than classroom-based curricula alone. We are working with science curriculum coordinators, school teachers, and other education experts in the state to develop curricula that provide an essential resource for teachers in their efforts to meet state and national science, math, and literacy content standards.
The CAS centers and their sanctuaries, staffed with expert teacher-naturalists, serve as ideal living laboratories for these field-based science education programs.
Our aim is to teach as many young people as possible about Connecticut’s natural history and science, to improve their performance as students, and to prepare them to be good citizens and conservationists. Just as important, we want to do so while providing engaging, hands-on experiences that are fun and interesting.
For information about our education programs, please contact:
Louise Crocco, Milford Point Coastal Center, 203-878-7440 x502 email@example.com
Kasha Breau, Center at Glastonbury, 860-633-8402 x204 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Heminway, Center at Pomfret, 860-928-4948; email@example.com