Education

OPAS provides educational programs in the form of Classes & Workshops for the community and School Programs in partnership with the Sequim School District.

Sequim School District programs enable volunteers to interact with children during classroom visits in grades K through Four, as well as assist with school field trips at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in grades five through eight.

Funding is available for High School and College Independent Research in environmental studies through Homer Frazier Internships.

Awards for outstanding Bird Art are provided at the annual Student Art Show sponsored by Sequim Arts at the Sequim Museum and Art Center.

Awards for outstanding video production in environmental issues are provided at the annual Film Festival sponsored by the Sequim Education Foundation.

Classes such as our Backyard Birder series are intended for people who want to know more about identifying and attracting birds seen locally throughout the year.

Classes & Workshops

The Education Committee encourages schools and colleges of the community to conduct courses in, or otherwise stress natural history, ecology, and conservation. It conducts classes and workshops in natural science for members and friends; develops sponsorship of public schools’ use of “Audubon Adventures;” and through other means informs and educates the public about the natural environment.

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School Programs

The Dungeness River Audubon Center’s education focus for elementary and middle school children is from second through eighth grades. Thanks to a series of environmental education grants, Center staff has developed curriculum for elementary and middle schools that focus on the wildlife of the Dungeness watershed and how humans affect local watersheds over time.

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