VolunTeen Program:
Audubon of Martin County’s “Volun-TEEN” Progam is set to start January 5th and run until April 20th and will take place during the first and third weekend of every month. Martin County teens are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they can—with honorary certificates awarded in April to those who attend five sessions or more. The program exemplifies an integrated service learning experience right here in our community.
Service learning, a relatively new term for educators, gives students the chance to gain valuable experience while also earning volunteer hours towards programs like Bright Futures. Community Director and recent graduate of Stetson University Carly Batts wants teens in Martin County to have the opportunity to add to their resumes and hone in on their ideas of a career path before they even step foot in the college classroom.  Batts explains further: “I’m creating a volunteer program where the participants will be surrounded by academics and specialists in the field, similar to that of a university’s offering.”
Students will have the chance to learn birding, or birdwatching, with some of the best “birders” in the county, including John Nelson of MPR’s “the Audubon Moment”.  Teens will also attend sessions on native plants, wetland systems, habitat creation at Kitching Creek Preserve, and volunteer on the Possum Long property. Audubon's partnership with Martin County’s chapter of the Native Plant Society and Martin County’s Ecosystems Restoration Management, has made this wide variety of options possible.  
All high school students from Jensen Beach, Martin County, South Fork, Clark Advanced Learning Center, the Pine School, as well as homeschoolers are invited and encouraged to join in. The program’s includes top sponsor David Nickerson, a local environmental consultant, as well as supporting sponsors Ranch Feed & Supply, Hani Honey Company, and Fruits N Roots Vegan Cafe.  Audubon of Martin County can’t thank these sponsors enough for their generous support.
To register for this program, please RSVP using our calendar
Projects Teams:
  • Possum Long Nature Center - Gardeners, Naturalists, and Docents needed
  • Lakeside STA Guided Birding Tours
  • Photography Contest
  • Conservation
  • Community Outreach
  • Education
  • Field Trips
  • Membership
  • Programs
Call 772-288-2637 or email aomc@audubonmartincounty.org for more info!


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