The PEEP program aims to help youth explore and connect with their local ecosystems, natural resources, and public lands; make associations about the health of their surrounding natural environment to the communities in which they live; and then connect with and actively contribute to their community’s well-being while also benefiting the environment through service-learning projects. Under the PEEP project Plumas Audubon Society is working in partnership with Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) public schools, Plumas Charter School (PCS), and Plumas-Sierra 4-H (4H) to develop curriculum for K-12 youth that, through the lens of “Birds and Climate Change”, offers locally relevant and place-based learning while at the same time addresses the broader concept and consequences of climate change. PEEP curriculum will be centered on fieldtrips, classroom lessons and informal education activities, and service-learning projects that can be led by PUSD or PCS teachers or by 4H or PAS volunteers.
Our education committee has done an excellent job connecting with youth in Plumas County. Plumas Audubon has conducted numerous school-wide Bird Days at the following schools:
Greenville Elementary School
Quincy Elementary School
Chester Elementary School
These school-wide Bird Days are a lot of fun. We take over the campus and bring many presenters who cover topics such as: Feathers, Beaks, Migrations, Banding, Bird ID, Bird Flight, Bird Sounds, Drawing, Story Telling, Bird Feet, Eating like a bird, Binoculars, Bird ID Books.
Plumas Audubon Outreach program participates in many events and schools around the county. We involve adults and kids in our conservation programs through: