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
Community Naturalist

Educator Resources

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

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Family Resources
Community Naturalist

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

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.

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
Birds

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.

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.

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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.

How you can help, right now