Schoolyard to Sound Challenge

The 2018 Schoolyard to Sound Challenge is now closed. Thank you for being a Long Island Sound champion!

From March 5 through May 5, 2018, take part in the challenge and help protect the Long Island Sound!

Attention students (and families and teachers) in New Haven and Fairfield County, Connecticut—we need your help to create a healthy Long Island Sound, a critical part of the Connecticut landscape. By taking action right in your own schoolyard or backyard, you can make a difference for the local environment and Long Island Sound!

There are three ways to participate in the Schoolyard to Sound Challenge and for a chance to win amazing prizes for your school classroom:

  1. Take the pledge for the environment with your family.
  2. View a featured live stream Osprey Nest Cam and complete a short nest monitoring form with your family, or teacher at school.
  3. Or both: Take the pledge AND view a featured Osprey Nest Cam and complete the nest monitoring form with your family, or teacher at school.

The more you participate the greater the chances of winning! Prizes are up for grabs for the five classrooms with the most student participation. Take part in Audubon Connecticut's Schoolyard to Sound Challenge and your class could win prizes like free passes to the Maritime Aquarium or a live bird of prey show right in your classroom!

We know you will get hooked on viewing the nest on an Osprey Cam and learning about this fabulous bird who lives in Long Island Sound. And the small actions you take on the pledge, such as planting native plants and picking up trash at school and at home, will make a huge difference for the environmentfrom the Schoolyard to the Sound!

Learn more about the challenge prizes and official rules


Leave Your Mark

Did you take the Schoolyard to Sound Challenge? Select here to pin yourself on the map. Your action will make a difference for birds, other animals, and people. Thank you for leaving your mark!


About Long Island Sound
Schoolyard To Sound

About Long Island Sound

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