Education/Becas

Speakers Bureau/Classroom Educational Programs

Our Education Team provides free programs for kindergarten through college grade levels, all satisfying Missouri Grade Level Expectations in science. Additional programs are available for adults, suitable for garden clubs, social groups, etc. Subjects include birds, owls, butterflies, bats, plants or other customized subjects based on your need or request. For questions or to schedule a program, please call Marty Smigell at (314) 640-0897.

Junior Audubon

St. Louis Audubon is proud to announce the re-launch of our Junior Audubon program, in cooperation with the Audubon Center at Riverlands, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the World Bird Sanctuary.

The program is free and developed for families with children in grades 2-7 (ages 7-14) with an interest in birds and nature.

The Junior Audubon program includes:

  • The quarterly Junior Audubon e-bulletin on local bird related activities and family-friendly events.
  • A Junior Audubon pin to wear with pride.
  • Special invitations to programs and activities exclusively for Junior Auduboners and their families.
  • Support for other projects such as school projects, setting up feeding stations and nesting boxes.

Programming is underway; so, don't wait and sign up today! Families should send their contact info and the name(s) and ages of their children to stl.jr.audubon@aol.com to begin receiving the Junior Audubon e-bulletin. For questions, please call Marty at (314) 640-0897.

St Louis Audubon Education Committee
Needs New Recruits!!

If you enjoy working with children and adults and talking about nature, why not join the Education Committee. We are looking for new people to work with us and give presentations on all kinds of subjects. We talk with school children, civic groups, scouts, libraries, churches garden clubs and anyone else interested in nature. We just completed a full day of activities for some Junior Girl Scouts to allow them to earn their Wildlife Badge. We do not require you to have any special knowledge--we will train you and give you outlines for our programs. Our new people do not give programs until they are comfortable with a topic.

We have no special days or hours--we usually do weekdays, but occasionally we work on a weekend and sometimes in the evening. A lot of our programs are presented by two of our committee and, on occasion, the entire committee attends if there are a large number of people in attendance. Call Marty Smigell for applications or more information at (314) 640-0897.

Scholarships/Becas

Scholarship Program Overview

The St. Louis Audubon Society (SLAS) Scholarship Program supports graduate students, and professional development training for science teachers.

Traditional Graduate Student Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to students enrolled in a graduate program at a university in the St. Louis area. The financial aid (maximum) of $1,500 is to support research on tropical or temperate bird populations, bird ecology, bird migration or conservation of birds and their habitat. Multiple awards may be given. Guidelines

Science Teacher Training: The SLAS science teacher professional development scholarships are on hold for the time being. Announcements regarding future plans will be forthcoming.

Science Fair Young Environmentalist: To encourage and acknowledge Science Fair projects which relate to our goals of wildlife and habitat conservation. (one award to elementary and one to secondary, $50).