Flying WILD is an exciting education program that introduces students to bird conservation through school bird festivals, hands-on classroom activities, and community service projects. Through a partnership with the Council for Environmental Education (the national office for Flying WILD and Project WILD) the Houston Audubon Society (HAS) is now offering Flying WILD training and materials in the Houston area. Each workshop participant will receive the program publication, Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating Birds along with other teaching materials. To register please complete and return the form below. Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. The cost is $25.
CPE Credit Hours: The typical Flying WILD workshop gives an educator 5 credit hours to go toward the 150-hour goal. In addition to the standard CPE hours, Houston Audubon’s Education Department workshops and adult classes can also go towards TEEAC credit hours.
Flying WILD Resources
Would you like to teach your students, children, or grandchildren about birds? These materials have been compiled by the Houston Audubon education team to help you along the way.
- Bird Education Network (BEN): Bird Conservation through Education.
- Bayou City Birding Zines and Posters: A fun resource for Houston Birds prepared by the White Oak Bayou Association.
- Growing Up Wild: Exploring Nature with Young Children. Designed for ages 3-7.
- No Child Left Inside: Houston Audubon is proud to be a member of the No Child Left Inside Coalition. The coalition is a broad-based organization made up of more than 175 member groups from across the United States, who represent tens of millions of members. The NCLI Coalition speaks for a diverse group of Americans who believe young people should receive a strong education about their natural world. The Coalition's focus is passage of the federal No Child Left Inside Act. This legislation would authorize major new funding for states to provide high-quality, environmental instruction. Funds would support outdoor learning activities both at school and in non-formal environmental education centers, teacher training, and the creation of state environmental literacy plans. For more information and ways to help, please consult the NCLI website.