A few years ago, Evan* had a hard time concentrating in school. Distracted by hardships at home, he rarely spoke to other students or raised his hand.
One day, however, his fourth grade teacher noticed a change: on a walk led by Madison Audubon staff to see neighborhood nature around their school, Evan’s teacher saw him grin and open up, pointing at a nearby chickadee. “I see those birds at my house, too,” he said to a nearby classmate. “Do you?”
Madison Audubon’s education programs have not only educated students in Wisconsin’s natural beauty, they’ve provided kids like Evan confidence-boosting experiences that will last a lifetime.