Arcadia and the Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
Arcadia and the Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries's Team Page
Make a difference in the Pioneer Valley. Support our Valley team.
Bird-a-thon is an annual competition of bird-spotting held across Massachusetts. Teams compete by identifying as many bird species, and raising as much money, as possible in a 24-hour period. The Valley team will only be birding in Hampshire County (instead of the entire state) to reduce the carbon emissions of our team.
Help Educate and Inspire the Next Generation
All funds will support our innovative climate change education programs in the Pioneer Valley. For three years, we have been running a climate literacy and action program for local middle and high schools, which includes in-class lessons and field trips to Arcadia. Last year, in partnership with the Hitchcock Center, we piloted the Western Mass Youth Climate Summit. This fall we will continue this inspiring program. Thanks to past support, 1,700 students have participated in these programs. Your support will allow us to expand our reach to more students.
How You Can Make a Difference: Be a Booster
The biggest impact you can make during Bird-a-thon is to be a Booster for the Valley team. As a Boosters you recruit donors to our team. You can use your personal network to connect new people to Arcadia and our important work in the Pioneer Valley. Ask your friends and family to support a mission that you believe in. Boosters often have a goal of raising $100 (5 gifts of $20) or $500 (10 gifts of $50).
Why be a Booster? You can make a real difference. You will have a positive and direct impact on increaing climate change education and action in the Pioneer Valley. Plus there are two bonuses:
Raise $100 - win a 2018 Bird-a-thon t-shirt.
Raise $500 - win an invitation to an expert-led birding outing.
Click "Join Team" on the right to become a Booster.
How You Can Make a Difference: Be a Supporter
You can also simply give a gift to the team. Donations of $10 or $100 or $1,000 all support Arcadia’s climate education programs described above.
Click "Donate Now" on the right to support our team.
If you would prefer to send a check, make it out to Mass Audubon and mail to Jonah Keane, Arcadia Bird-a-thon Team, 127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027.
Be a part of our local response to this global issue. Please show your support of our Pioneer Valley team!