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!

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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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

Banding, From Start to Finish
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Banding, From Start to Finish

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

Keith Bruno Receives Outstanding Educator Award
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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
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It’s Time to Turn Off Lights to Save Birds

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

BioBlitz Brings Wyomingites Together To Explore
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BioBlitz Brings Wyomingites Together To Explore

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

Fall Migrations Begin!
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Fall Migrations Begin!

Turn off your lights to give birds safe passage.

Turning Off Lights at Night Could Halve Bird Deaths On Chicago’s Lakeshore
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Turning Off Lights at Night Could Halve Bird Deaths On Chicago’s Lakeshore

An analysis of more than 11,000 birds struck dead by a single building's windows shows turning lights off during migration makes a big difference.

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.

Bird Migration & Your Yard
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Bird Migration & Your Yard

From native plants to nest boxes, there are many ways you can help birds in your yard.

New Program Launches to Save Migrating Birds in Colorado
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New Program Launches to Save Migrating Birds in Colorado

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

How you can help, right now