Classroom Conservation Award

 For Elementary School Teachers

Through a generous gift from Phil and Laura Zalesky, Pilchuck Audubon Society is able to recognize and reward innovative educators at the elementary level. The goal of this award is to promote classroom conservation projects which instill in elementary students a sense of need to conserve and protect our natural resources. This will be achieved by supplementing Snohomish County elementary classroom teachers with funds for materials or activities for conservation projects.

Multiple awards of $400 will be made annually to selected Snohomish County public and/or private school teachers for conservation and science-related learning activities and/or materials (not salaries) that enhance and enrich a classroom program. The final product must involve all students in the classroom and demonstrate achievable and relevant wildlife and conservation goals.


 
Applications for this year are now available.  
Deadline for application is November 1, 2016.
 


2015 Classroom Conservation Awards
 
The Classroom Conservations Awards committee has completed another year of awards, giving elementary school teachers grants to fund conservation projects in their classrooms.  This year each recipient received $400 to help fund their project.  Pilchuck Audubon is having a positive impact on students throughout Snohomish County by providing support for the following teachers and projects.
 
Recipients of the 2015 awards:
 
1.    Kim Moritz - 3rd grade class at Emerson Elementary School, Snohomish School District. Students will learn about the life cycle of butterflies, raise butterflies in the classroom and release the butterflies in the school garden that the students created last year.
 
2.    Debra Morrell - 2nd grade class at Fryelands Elementary School, Monroe School District. Students will learn about silkworms, ladybugs, ants and butterflies by studying live insects and writing culminating reports.
 
3.    Debra Rose Howell - 4th through 6th grade classes at Monte Cristo Elementary School, Granite Falls School District. Students will learn about birds by taking a field trip to the Iverson Spit Preserve. They will have the opportunity to see song birds, raptors and both saltwater and freshwater aquatic birds.
 
4.    Sandy Basse - 2nd grade class at Columbia Elementary School, Mukilteo School District. Students will learn about habitat and nature appreciation by cleaning up the outdoor natural area and installing bird houses, bird feeders and bat houses.
 
5.    Michelle Hadley and Rebecca Rodriguez - 2nd and 3rd grade classes at Pioneer Elementary School, Arlington School District. Students will experience an educational outreach program on birds provided by Sarvey Wildlife Care Center. This will supplement their bird study curriculum.
 
6.    Tanya Christian and Phyllis Tubbs - 1st grade classes at Gold Bar Elementary School, Sultan School District. Students will learn about birds by taking field trips to Camp Huston where they will spend time in the forest identifying birds and learning to use new binoculars and bird books.
 
7.    Anna Walter, Lisa Griffen and Barb Hartje - 4th grade classes at Martha Lake Elementary School, Edmonds School District. Students will learn about wetlands and salmon streams by raising salmon and becoming advocates by printing educational flyers for the neighborhood.
 
8.    Julie Polkinghorn - 3rd grade students at Eagle Creek Elementary School, Arlington School District. Students will learn about bald eagles and other raptors by experiencing an educational outreach program on raptors provided by Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.
 
9.    Angela Heit - 1st through 4th grade class at Sky Valley Education Center, Monroe School District. Students will learn about their outside environment by improving their garden area, adding an apple tree, native plants and a bench.
 
10.    Andrew Fritz - 5th grade class at Glenwood Elementary School, Lake Stevens School District. Students will learn conservation skills, identification of birds, plant life, invertebrates and marine mammals by participating in a pelagic field trip in the San Juan Islands, accompanied by a WSU Beach Watcher and an ornithology expert.
 
11.    Bethany Obieglo - 5th grade class at Glenwood Elementary School, Lake Stevens School District. Students will learn conservation skills, identification of birds, plant life, invertebrates and marine mammals by participating in a pelagic field trip in the San Juan Islands, accompanied by a WSU Beach Watcher and an ornithology expert.
 
 
 
For more information on the program please e-mail classroom.awards@pilchuckaudubon.org