The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
The FAO Schwarz Fellow will deliver science curriculum to 1st-5th grade students through in-class lessons at partner schools. The Fellow will also be responsible for implementing a strategy for Audubon Mid-Atlantic to build and strengthen our North Philadelphia audience and create deeper community connections.
The Fellow will be responsible for delivering our state-standard science curriculum in 1st through 5th-grade in-class lessons to our school partners of: Community Partnership School, JB Kelly School, and Dr. Ethel Allen School, for year one.
“Discovery Days” where programming for both Audubon and our partner organization Outward Bound, focuses on residents of Strawberry Mansion. The Fellow will utilize the space and site to introduce topics of conservation such as bird-migration, native plant health, and environmental justice to our community. For year 2, the Fellow will increase their engagement with public programs by staffing our “Discovery Night’s” a summer program series aimed at North Philadelphia communities. The Fellow will facilitate to our community game night, by playing interactive environmental games i.e., Aqua-Marooned. Be a conservation lead, along with other Audubon staff, on Canoe by sunset, and teach the migration portion of our Stargazing summer program. All these programs are aimed at connecting the community of Strawberry Mansion to the education and conservation of The Discovery Center.
The Fellow will help implement a strategy for Audubon to build and strengthen our North Philadelphia audience, create deeper community connections, and orient our direct community to act on behalf of birds, conservation, and policy. The Fellow will use the school connections made to ensure school community input is considered for public programming by:
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