The Sacramento Audubon Society believes that educating our community about birds and backyard habitats is an important first step to reaching a working understanding of all environmental issues.
Great Backyard Bird Count for everyone! Join us the weekend of February 13-16, 2015 for the Great Backyard Bird Count! This fun "Citizen Science" activity for beginners to advanced birders involves observing and counting birds right from your own backyard, or another favorite location, and reporting them online. Clich here for details.
Just for Teachers For teachers looking for a class service project, the Sacramento Audubon Society has developed supporting materials for a unit culminating in an Environmental Improvement Fair for the school's neighboring community. Using Audubon at Home ideas as a focus, students will explore the native and introduced plants, insects, birds and animals of the Sacramento area, and create ways to improve habitat in their own schoolyards and backyards. Please e-mail us for details.
Just for Kids In March 2007, the Sacramento Audubon Society’s Education Committee and the Rancho Cordova Park and Recreation District teamed up successfully to bring the joy of birding to children! Birding for Fun was an inter-generational hands-on workshop for children ages 6-16, accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other special adult. Content of the workshop varies and may cover some of the following: birding in the Sacramento Area with special emphasis on audio and visual bird identification; where to go exploring; backyard and wild habitat conservation. Look for seasonal dates and sign up information at the Cordova Park and Recreation District. Next workshop details.
The Education Committee is working very hard on new programs that will reach as many young people as possible in our area. This of course, requires availability of dedicated volunteers. If you live in the general Sacramento region and have any interest in assisting us, please e-mail us for more information.