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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Educator Workshops
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Educator Workshops

Change the way your students think about science and nature

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Educational Resources
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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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New Free Book

Rockie's Migration Adventures

Rockie the Burrowing Owl's new book is now available! Join Rockie as she migrates from Wyoming to Mexico, meeting amazing wildlife and habitats along the way!

News and Stories

San Juan Bird Surveys Second Year Recap
Community Science

San Juan Bird Surveys Second Year Recap

Project leaders provide an update on a study of birds and forest thinning in southwest Colorado.

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says
Lights Out

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says

Purple Martins exposed to bright nighttime light migrated eight days early—which could lead to starvation at their breeding grounds.

A Legacy of Connecting People to Nature
Giving

A Legacy of Connecting People to Nature

How Cheryl Miller is helping Audubon bring environmental education to thousands of kids in southwest Colorado.

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.

Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects
Community Naturalist

Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects

From scavenger hunts to a seasonal calendar and a technique called cyanotype, there are so many ways to get creative.

Bird Banding Alone
Bird Banding

Bird Banding Alone

Results from a 2020 summer at our MAPS stations without volunteers.

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.

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Baby and Injured Birds
Community Naturalist

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Baby and Injured Birds

Learn how to tell if a bird really needs your help, and what you should do if it does.

How to Build a Pollinator House
Community Naturalist

How to Build a Pollinator House

Attract native mason bees by building a place for them to nest.

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