Birds in Classroom Grant Open

McHenry County Audubon’s Darlene Fiske Memorial Birds in the Classroom Grant


McHenry County Audubon is accepting  applications for the  Birds in the Classroom Grants with awards up to $500.00 each.  Accredited McHenry County Schools and/or Classrooms (grades K – 12) may apply for the grants designed to further the understanding and appreciation of our native bird species and their habitat needs – in our county and beyond.

Projects that may be considered include, but are not limited to:

·         Bird-friendly plants for schoolyard habitat enhancement

·         Interpretive signage for schoolyard habitat

·         Binoculars

·         Books

·         Audio-visual materials

·         Curricular materials

·         Accredited teacher trainings that address birds

·         Partnership building with schools in “our” birds’ wintering grounds

·         Transportation funding for bird-related field trips


Applications may be found at

Applications are now accepted year round and award recipients will be notified by a committee member.


McHenry County Audubon is a 501(c)(3) membership organization and a chapter of Illinois Audubon Society.  The grants are made in memory of MCA founding member Darlene Fiske.  Donations to support the MCA BITC grants are happily accepted as are new MCA members.

Your McHenry County Audubon Birds in the Classroom Committee: Stacy Iwanicki, Chairperson, Jennifer Fiske, Kelly McDonald, Kay Preshlock, Members

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