Jacelyn Downey

Jacelyn Downey

Education Programs Manager


Jacelyn Downey—our education programs manager—began her career as a marine science educator and aquarist but began working for Audubon Rockies as a community naturalist in 2006 when she moved to northeast Wyoming with her husband to live and work on the family ranch. Once in Wyoming, Jacelyn focused on sagebrush conservation and getting youth and families to explore the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountain west. In 2015 she won Audubon's highest education award, the Tamar Chotzen Award. Jacelyn serves as a board member for Wyoming's Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Fund, the Barnyards & Backyards team, and Wyoming Project Learning Tree. Jacelyn enjoys any excuse to be outside with her husband and two daughters, traveling, and cooking for family and friends. 

Articles by Jacelyn Downey

Unexpected Benefits of Virtual Education Programs
Community Naturalist

Unexpected Benefits of Virtual Education Programs

— Community Naturalist Jacelyn reflects on how the pandemic increased her ability to provide environmental education.
Wyoming BioBlitz 2020 Results
Community Naturalist

Wyoming BioBlitz 2020 Results

— Record results during our first virtual, statewide BioBlitz!
Get to Know Local Macroinvertebrates
Community Naturalist

Get to Know Local Macroinvertebrates

— Learn more about the unsung heroes in your local pond or puddle.
Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape
Community Naturalist

Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape

— A seven-step activity for planting small seeds with your kids.
Signs of Life
Community Naturalist

Signs of Life

— Try this activity to help kids notice the animal signs around them.
Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed
Habitat Hero

Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed

— Learn tips and tricks to stop backyard bullies.
Wyoming BioBlitz 2019 Wrap Up
Community Naturalist

Wyoming BioBlitz 2019 Wrap Up

— How many species did we document? Find out here!
Where the Birds Are
Birding

Where the Birds Are

— A spring fever guide to birds in Wyoming.
Create Homes So Bluebirds Come Your Way
Community Naturalist

Create Homes So Bluebirds Come Your Way

— Step-by-step instructions for creating nest boxes for bluebirds.