MCAS Education

Students, on birding field trip, watching a California Scrub-Jay
Birds in Your Neighborhood: Back to School

During the academic year September through June, the MCAS Education Committee has visited schools in Shell Beach, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, Atascadero, Santa Margarita and Templeton. We have contacted over 1200 boys and girls with our PowerPoint program, “Birds in Your Neighborhood;" provided a variety of hands-on learning experiences; and led bird walks at the various campus locations. Many of these schools are Title 1 schools with English language learners.

We would love to visit your classroom or organization! Are you interested in learning more, or feeling inspired to participate? Please contact Kaaren Perry at

3rd grader - Vineyard Elementary School 3rd grader - Vineyard Elementary School
MCAS Summer Education Season

As our busy school visitation season winds down, our summer activities begin in mid-June with presentations for the City of San Luis Obispo Ranger Youth Summer Camps. These are held, for boys and girls ages 7-9, at the Johnson Ranch House in San Luis Obispo. One interesting fact for us is that we present our program in The BARN! We do another presentations for their second camp session in early August at the same location.
Learning about the birds at the Barn Judy talks about feathers
Other summer event venues in July and August include the Creation Care Camp at Santa Margarita Park and the SLO County 4-H Healthy Living youth summer camp. We spend the mornings presenting our “Birds in Your Neighborhood” program followed by sessions of bird walks and hands-on activities.
City of San Luis Obispo Junior Rangers
Huge thanks from Morro Coast Audubon to our marvelous team of MCAS environmental educators for another great year of sharing their love of birds and nature with the boys and girls of SLO County.

Education Team: Sue Barton, Karen Beckman, Freddy Howell, Vicky Johnsen, Jackie Knowlton, Ann Little, Judy Neuhauser, and Kaaren Perry—MCAS Education Chair.

Targeted donations, to help support this MCAS Education Program, are happily accepted.

MCAS Education Volunteer Hours