NJ Audubon Supports EcoSchools U.S.

The EcoSchools U.S. web portal is currently closed for Summer and re-opens in early August. Click HERE to view a copy of Action Cards and Resources until the portal opens.

Contact us for training and support or use our resources below:

Roberta Hunter
Education Program Manager
[email protected]

Get a Sense of Your Soil

What does your soil look, feel and smell like? Use your senses to learn if you have sand, silt or clay.

Collecting Soil Samples – Video
Activity – Elementary
Activity – MS/HS

Dynamic Watershed

Where in the watershed would you build your house? After the storm, will your home be underwater?

Watershed Topography – Video
Activity – Elementary Students
Activity – MS/HS Students

Freshwater Macroinvertebrates

Like a virtual field trip, identify bottom-dwellers to determine water quality.

Collecting Samples – Video
Identification Key
Activity – Pollution Tolerance Index

Water Chemistry

Determine water quality through chemistry testing for pH, nitrates, dissolved O2 and phosphates with a virtual field trip.

Virtual Field Trip – Video

World Series of Birding – May 9th

As a virtual WSB Ambassadors team, your students and their families will observe and identify birds from their yards or locally. Ambassador level participation is free. Donations kindly accepted.

How to participate – Video
Learn More & Register
Backyard Birding Checklist
Merlin Bird ID – App
eBird – App
Audubon Birds – App


Wildlife Survey

What’s APP? iNaturalist and SEEK by iNaturalist apps will help your students identify plants and animals.

No smart devices? NO PROBLEM! Nature journaling works great too!!

Activity – Elementary Students
Activity – MS/HS Students
NJ Audubon’s BioBlitz – April 22 – 28

EcoSchools U.S. in New Jersey is provided by a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and generously supported by:

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