Community Naturalist in Colorado

Environmental education and community science in southwest Colorado.

Students catch insects at Four Mile Ranch. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

Environmental Education for Kids

People of all ages are more willing to conserve what they care about and feel connected to. Through the many programs offered by our Southwest Colorado Community Naturalists, we see every day the benefits of introducing children to environmental education and community science. Both in and out of the classroom, our Southwest Colorado Community Naturalist program allows children to get hands-on with nature, discover their local environment, fall in love with the natural world, and learn how they can conserve it.

Originally based out of Four Mile Ranch in Pagosa Springs, our Colorado environmental education programs have expanded throughout the region. Led by award-winning Community Naturalist Keith Bruno and supported by a team of volunteer educators, the programs not only teach children about the environment but also empower them to make a difference in conservation and in their communities today and long into the future.

Our programs in southern Colorado are just one piece of Audubon Rockies’ Community Naturalist program, which offers programs and resources for educators across Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Through hands-on environmental education programs in the classroom and outdoors, our community naturalists excel in connecting children and adults to bird conservation in their communities.

To request an environmental education program for your students, click here.

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Colorado chapter starts a collaborative bird monitoring project.

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community
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Students released 700 native bees in Pagosa Springs (and no one was stung)!


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