Conservation

Community Naturalist Program

Through hands-on education activities the education program will create opportunities for children and their families to enjoy learning about local wildlife and habitats.
Conservation

Community Naturalist Program

Through hands-on education activities the education program will create opportunities for children and their families to enjoy learning about local wildlife and habitats.

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Community Naturalist
Community Naturalist Program

Community Naturalist Program

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.

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Traveling Trunks
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Traveling Trunks

Free science and nature kits for educators

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Teacher Trainings
Community Naturalist Program

Teacher Trainings

Change the way your students think about science and nature

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Community Science
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Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into research

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Four Mile Ranch Environmental Education
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Four Mile Ranch Environmental Education

Four Mile Ranch is located near beautiful Pagosa Springs Colorado. As the only Audubon Rockies center, it brings nature into the classroom, and children into nature.

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Education Policy News
Community Naturalist Program

Education Policy News

Updates on things happening in education locally, regionally, and nationally.

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Awards
Community Naturalist Program

Awards

Audubon Rockies Community Naturalists have been doing good work since 2004. See some of the awards the program and its outstanding education team have won!

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Educator Resources
Community Naturalist Program

Educator Resources

Free resources for connecting your students to nature

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Education Programs
Community Naturalist Program

Education Programs

Browse our free, hands-on programs

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Our Award Winning programs in Wyoming and Colorado are based on local place based education. Our center in Pagosa Springs is a wonderful place to bring your students, or our Community Naturalist Program will bring the nature center to you!  Educators, use one of our Educator Resources to help supplement your program. Or have us host one of our Teacher Trainings, PTSB and University Credit is offered year round!  Audubon Education was developed on the model of reaching out to rural communities to provide placed based, standard aligned, outdoor conservation education focused on the Rocky Mountains diverse birds and wildlife. It is an approach that seeks to draw out the vital connections between people and the natural world within their communities.  It is a way to encourage our young people to get to know and care for the place in which they live. 

Through hands-on education activities focused on the Rocky Mountains and it's the sagebrush ecosystem, both in the classroom and in nature, the education program will create opportunities for children and their families to enjoy learning about local wildlife and habitats. Audubon’s educators promote conservation and healthy minds and bodies through the concept of enjoying the outdoors through wildlife and bird-watching, exploring and studying the creatures that live in the sagebrush, local streams and vegetation.

For education in your area please contact:

IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION (Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah)

Traveling Education that will come to you!  Please contact us or fill out the following worksheet to give us an idea on how best to serve your classroom or community.

REGIONAL: Jacelyn DowneyDusty Downey

IN WYOMING: Zach Hutchinson

IN COLORADO :Keith Bruno  See Four Mile Ranch

See Audubon Rockies Community Naturalist Zach Hutchinson on Going WYLD!

Awards

Outstanding Service to Environmental Education (EE) by an Organization at the REGIONAL  Level, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). 2016

2015 National Audubon Educator of the Year (Jacelyn Downey)

Outstanding Service to Environmental Education (EE) by an Organization at the Local Level, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). 2011

Together Green Fellowship (Jacelyn Downey)

2013 Honoree at National Level, Environmental Educator of the Year, Project Learning Tree (Dusty Downey)

2011 Honoree at National Level, Environmental Educator of the Year, Project Learning Tree (Jacelyn Downey)

Education Heroes, Wyoming State Parks

Educator of the year, Murie Audubon 

Curriculum Award, NAAEE (Four Mile Ranch)

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