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 $300- $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 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.
2012 Classroom Conservation Award Application
Deadline is November 1st
PAS CONSERVATION AWARDS COMMITTEE
Pilchuck Audubon Society’s Classroom Conservation Awards Committee was founded to assist teachers in elementary schools in Snohomish County to bring conservation programs to their students. The committee believes that involving the young may lead to lifetime results. Frequently teachers have to create conservation programs and take money from their own pockets to do the job. Ten teacher awards of $300 are given near the beginning of the school year for their supplies or other needs to teach conservation. Information on the program can be had by e-mailing Phil and Laura Zalesky
or calling 425-252-0926.
Recipients of the 2011-2012 awards:
1. Darlene Moe - Lake Stevens’ Hillcrest Elementary 3rd grade. A Visit to Adopt a Stream Foundation observing how drainage around homes and pools affects the ecosystem and the life cycle of salmon.
2. Lindsay Washo – Lake Stevens’ Hillcrest Elementary 4th grade. Using owl pellets to make connection on how things are related in the food chain.
3. Beth Dorman – Lake Stevens’ Early Learning System. Visit to nature outside the classroom developing a healthy approach to spiders, beetles, worms and others.
4. Marlene Manausko – Marysville 5th grade. Trip to Padilla Bay Museum using hands on activities for learning from kits, microscopes, and puzzles.
5. Kim Moritz-Snohomish’s Emerson 5th grade. Padilla Bay field trip to learn about estuaries and plants and animals. Will study about estuaries before field trip from acquiring books.
6. Erica Taggert-Everett’s Garfield Intermediate grades. Learning about the passing of sun born energy and how through owl pellets and how things are related to a food chain.
7&8. Michelle Hadley & Rebecca Rodriques-Arlington’s Pioneer two second grades. Introduction to ecosystems using a nearby wetland to study and identify plants, animals, and invasive species.
9. Beth Trafton-Arlington’s Pioneer 2nd grade. Purchase of primary level bird books, identifying birds by size, color, markings, and habitats.
10. Sheila Card-Marysvilles’ Tulalip & Quilceda 2nd to 5th grades. Needing tools to take over a plot of weeds. Students to learn the life cycle of plants , identifying insects, and identifying invasive species.
2008-2009 Award Recipients