The May 2018 Pilchuck Audubon Program (PAS) will highlight some of the projects of the Pilchuck Audubon Classroom Education program. Laurel Cheap and other members of the committee have invited several teachers to come and share what they are doing in the own classrooms throughout Snohomish County this year. First grade teachers Phyllis Tubbs, Tanya Christian and Melissa Jones, from Gold Bar Elementary School in the Sultan School District, and first grade teacher MacKenzie Jo Tanguay from Discovery Elementary School in Mukilteo will give presentations on how their students used their grant money.
Through a generous legacy gift from long-time PAS members Phil and Laura Zalesky, Pilchuck Audubon Society is able to recognize and reward innovative educators at the elementary level. The goal of this award is to promote classroom conservation projects which instill in elementary students a sense of need to conserve and protect our natural resources. This will be achieved by supplementing Snohomish County elementary classroom teachers with funds for materials or activities for conservation projects.