With schools back in session, Project Soar will be starting up once again this fall.
Last year was the pilot year for this 3rd-6th grade focused outreach program and we learned a lot about what works in classrooms and what we can add to make the experience better.
This year, we are expanding on our basic bird biology/adaption unit with two new lesson plans:
1) An oystercatcher themed survival game where kids pair up, forage for food, spin a "wheel of fate" that determines their nesting season luck, and generally learn about the natural history of coastal birds.
2) A bird-themed card game which introduces kids to local species, familiarizes them with what birds live where, and teaches them biology through special card interactions and "powers."
Last year, we reached around 2,000 students. We are hoping to better that number this year and deliver improved and different content.
If you are looking to volunteer to help teach Soar in classrooms, please call us at
979-480-0999 and ask for Emma. We can always use the help and it is a fun rewarding experience!