Identifying plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2018.
Identifying plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2018.
Bird-Friendly Communities

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.
Wyoming BioBlitz 2018. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Wyoming BioBlitz 2018. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Bird-Friendly Communities

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 environmental education 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.

If you're a parent, teacher, or educator, we can help you foster a love of nature and interest in science among your students. Download our free education resources, learn new curricula at an educator workshop, get involved in volunteer science programs, or join us for a field program in Wyoming or Colorado! Sign up for emails to hear about upcoming opportunities. For questions, please contact jacelyn.downey@audubon.org.

Educator Resources
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Educator Resources

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

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Family Resources
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Family Resources

Connect your kids to nature with these activities, games, and other resources.

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Community Science
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Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into science.

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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.

News and Stories

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.

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.

Bird Banding, From Start to Finish
Bird Banding

Bird 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.

BioBlitz Brings Wyomingites Together To Explore
Community Naturalist

BioBlitz Brings Wyomingites Together To Explore

Listen to the sounds of Wyoming BioBlitz 2021 in this story from Wyoming Public Media.

Community Collaboration in Pagosa Springs Creates Habitat Hero Garden
Habitat Hero

Community Collaboration in Pagosa Springs Creates Habitat Hero Garden

An interview with Community Naturalist Keith Bruno on KSUT.

New Program Launches to Save Migrating Birds in Colorado
Lights Out

New Program Launches to Save Migrating Birds in Colorado

Lights Out Colorado aims to help Coloradans save millions of birds.

How to Make Bird Cookies
Community Naturalist

How to Make Bird Cookies

Design and decorate your favorite birds in cookie form!

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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.

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