Identifying plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2018.
Identifying plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2018.
Community Naturalist

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.
Wyoming BioBlitz 2018. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Wyoming BioBlitz 2018. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Community Naturalist

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.

People will only conserve what they care about, but people are increasingly disconnected from nature. Our community naturalists deliver in-person programs to people of all ages to create lasting connections with nature in their communities. To engage even more people in bird conservation, we develop trainings and resources for educators.

Programs

Through hands-on environmental education programs in the classroom and outdoors, our community naturalists connect youth and adults to bird conservation in their communities. We also bring nature to the classroom and vice versa, customizing lessons to match your needs and local environment. Click here to browse our public events.

Resources and Trainings

Do you want to learn how to better connect youth to nature? We provide a variety of free, ready-to-go resources to help educators teach their students about science and local nature. Check out our educational resources and educator workshops.

Community Science

Science is a powerful way to connect people to nature and bird conservation, and it isn't just for professional scientists. Community science is the collection and analysis of data by members of the general public. Learn how you can help birds as a community scientist!

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Community Naturalist in Colorado

Based out of Pagosa Springs, our Community Naturalist program provides youth and adult education programming to southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico. Learn about the programs we offer and how you can get involved.
Educator Workshops
Community Naturalist

Educator Workshops

Change the way your students think about science and nature

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Educational Resources
Community Naturalist

Educational Resources

Free activities, lesson plans, and other resources for connecting youth to nature.

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Community Science
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Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into science.

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Lights Out

Every year billions of birds migrate through North American in the spring and fall. More than 80 percent of them travel at night, navigating with the night sky. However, as they pass over big cities on their way they can become disoriented by bright artificial lights and skyglow, often causing them to collide with buildings or windows. Learn how you can help save them.

News and Stories

Turn Off Lights to Help Migratory Birds
Lights Out

Turn Off Lights to Help Migratory Birds

Learn how you can help in this article published in The Pagosa Springs SUN.

Where to Look for Birds During Spring Migration
Migration

Where to Look for Birds During Spring Migration

Learn about birds commonly seen in the spring in the Rockies and where to look for them.

To Experience Migration in a New Way, Check Out a Bird Banding Station
Bird Banding

To Experience Migration in a New Way, Check Out a Bird Banding Station

Visiting or volunteering at one of these sites can provide up-close avian encounters and a chance to contribute to valuable data collection.

Welcome to the Dark Side: Your Guide to Nocturnal Migration Birding
Lights Out

Welcome to the Dark Side: Your Guide to Nocturnal Migration Birding

Here’s everything you need to join a growing DIY community where the action heats up when the sun goes down.

Simple Solutions to Prevent Collisions
Bird-Friendly Communities

Simple Solutions to Prevent Collisions

Making our communities and skies safer for birds

Governor Polis Proclaims April Lights Off for Bird Migration Month
Lights Out

Governor Polis Proclaims April Lights Off for Bird Migration Month

Colorado proclamation raises awareness for the threat light pollution poses to millions of birds.

Inaugural Class of Naturalists Search Casper Mountain for Elusive Owls
Community Naturalist

Inaugural Class of Naturalists Search Casper Mountain for Elusive Owls

Read about Wyoming's new naturalist program, co-created by Audubon Rockies, in this piece from the Casper Star Tribune.

Banding, From Start to Finish
Bird Banding

Banding, From Start to Finish

A look behind the scenes of an iconic bird monitoring technique.

Keith Bruno Receives Outstanding Educator Award
Community Naturalist

Keith Bruno Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Audubon Rockies Community Naturalist recognized for excellence in environmental education.

It’s Time to Turn Off Lights to Save Birds
Lights Out

It’s Time to Turn Off Lights to Save Birds

Millions of birds are moving through Colorado, and they need dark skies.

How you can help, right now