AUNE’s Wild Treasures Program Gets Funding

Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally, a full-year sustainability education program, was awarded a $7,500 TogetherGreen Innovation Grant from the National Audubon Society, with funding from Toyota.

Wild Treasures was created and is managed by Jimmy Karlan, director of AUNE’s Science Teacher Certification program. Using real problem-solving science, students investigate their school’s sustainable practices, create and present proposals for change, and then turn their proposal into action.

Through Wild Treasures, Science Teacher Certification and Environmental Education students from AUNE work with teachers of grades five through twelve in local schools. It will soon offer a Do It Yourself Program, a free curriculum available to any middle-school or high-school teacher, which is being written in anticipation of being offered by the end of this fall.

The grant will help Wild Treasures’ staff prepare teachers of grades five through twelve by holding training workshops, demonstrating lessons and activities, creating resource kits, and providing online support. Wild Treasures’ co-directors, Amanda Gurgul, MS ’12, and Rachel Brett, MS ’12, wrote the grant.

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