HSV Audubon Flagship Program: Protecting bluebirds for over 40 years.
One of our most important programs is Bluebird Monitoring. The HSV Audubon Chapter was started with the expressed intent:
To preserve bluebirds and make the Village a bird sanctuary.
In 1974 Eastern Bluebirds were an endangered species. That's when HSV Audubon began its bluebird monitoring program, and the Village was just 4 years old. The program was started to introduce nest boxes in good nesting habitat.
Scholarships to Halberg Ecology Camp
Each year HSV Audubon provides scholarships to 11 and 12 year old students at Fountain Lake, Jessieville, and Mountain Pine to attend the Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp.
Campers get a hands-on opportunity to study the natural environment under the direction of experienced Arkansas educators.
Educational - Adult Workshop
A four-session birding workshop sponsored by HSV Audubon is held at the Coronado Center in March.
Although bird identification is the primary topic of these workshops, you will also get information on bird field guides (books) and how to purchase and correctly adjust binoculars. There are also discussions about how to attract birds to your back yard using the right bird foods and feeders. Each workshop will consist of both classroom and outdoor sessions.
Education - school outreach
HSV Audubon offers fourth grade teachers at Fountain Lake, Jessieville, and Mountain Pine schools their choice of an education curriculum developed by the National Audubon Society’s professional environmental educators.
The Audubon Adventures curriculum presents standards-based science content about birds, wildlife, and their habitats. The Audubon Adventures classroom kits include three sets of student magazines, educator’s guides, hands on activities, student assessments with answer keys, and certificates of participation.