In 2008, RRAS began a partnership with Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) to offer a day-long summer session for children age 9-12 at the Arcata Marsh. The module was part of the Wildlife Biology week of the Arcata Recreation Department’s Natural Resources Science Camp. RRAS provides leaders for a bird walk for the kids.
In 2006, RRAS began sponsoring a student nature writing contest for Humboldt and Del Norte County student in grades 4-12. Cash prizes are awarded for the best essay(s) or poem(s) on the topic, "What nature means to me." All winners are published on the RRAS website, with awards presented at the Godwit Days Festival in mid-April. The contest submission deadline is in March; a contest flyer is distributed to schools in Januaryand posted on our website.
In 2004, RRAS began a partnership with FOAM to sponsor a Student Bird Art Contest at the Godwit Days Spring Migration Birding Festival. Humboldt County students in grades K-12 competed for cash prizes, with all entries displayed at the Arcata Community Center during the mid-April festival. Winning entries are also shown at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center during May. The contest submission deadline is in March; a contest flyer is distributed to schools and posted on our website.
In 2003, RRAS started offering an award at the Humboldt County Science Fair. A $50 prize is given to the best project related to birds or their habitat. Please join us in congratulating past award winners.
RRAS cosponsors a “Bird Box” with the City of Arcata. Individuals are able to call in (707-822-LOON) and report sightings of rare birds or listen to messages about what others have found.
Be reminded about field trips and programs and learn about upcoming meetings, public hearings, and symposia of interest to RRAS members and other concerned nature lovers. Subscribe in one of two ways: 1) through a Webpage at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rras or 2) via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Postings should have complete information. This Listserv is not for posting bird sightings.