Did you know that a majority of philanthropic dollars goes towards supporting national organizations, but little is earmarked for our own backyard—right here in Los Angeles?
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Los Angeles Audubon Youth Education Programs: Here’s Why It’s Worth the Effort…
By Stacey Vigallon, Director of Interpretation
As a Los Angeles Audubon staff member, it’s not unusual to be asked why we don’t focus more on conservation, habitat restoration, and species monitoring? Given the scope of the very immediate problems facing biodiversity, don’t education programs just draw from already limited funding and take time away from addressing important conservation goals? And, hey, don’t kids get all the information they need in school anyway? The short answer is that youth environmental education is an essential tactic needed to address the biodiversity crisis. The long answer encompasses personal beliefs about conservation as well as long-term strategies for achieving conservation goals.
A student in the first year of the Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program teaches her peers about the watershed (January 2009).
Help LA Audubon and its students raise the walls on the portable research lab they need for vital habitat restoration and research. Be a part of our first crowdfunding campaign and help student environmental leaders make a difference in LA! Make a donation today and share this campaign with friends and family! Thank you!
KPCC Radio Segment: Features LAAS Education Programs
Students hard at work at the Los Angeles Audubon education program at Baldwin Hills.
The KPCC radio segment ran today [12/2/2013] touting LAAS student efforts at Baldwin Hills and the Student Research Lab crowd funding campaign.
Here is the KPCC audio segment:
and here's where you can donate to the Los Angeles Audubon Student Research Lab:
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 19.
Friday, January 17
Point Mugu NAWS
$5 DEPOSIT BUT NO FEE, LIMITED (24 MAX.) SIGN-UP REQUIRED by DEC 27
Los Angeles Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 29
Los Angeles Area Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Boundary Map
This JPG image shows the 15-mile diameter circle that encompasses the Los Angeles Christmas Bird Count area. The circle’s center is located at the intersection of Airdrome St and S Holt Ave.
Birds of the Season- December 2013
By Jon Fisher
When the Los Angeles County lines were drawn, it was simply by chance that its boundaries covered such a variety of habitats. Despite being far outmatched in size by San Bernardino County to the east, LA County’s bird list of 513 species easily tops that of its much larger neighbor and of all other California counties save San Diego.