Denver Audubon Society

A nonprofit organization

"I found a rare gem when I discovered Denver Audubon. I have always loved nature, especially birds. I volunteer with the school programs and lead field trips. How often do you see a small staff and large group of volunteers give their all?! Denver Audubon reaches people from all walks of life. I am proud to support my friends at Denver Audubon." –Denver Audubon Volunteer

Denver Audubon’s mission is to inspire actions that protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research. We have been serving the Denver metro community since 1969 with a wide variety of programs and events for all ages.

The highlight of our organization is the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park. Our nature center programs have been successful at educating youth and adults through on-site school programs, birding field trips, adult Birding Insights workshops, and family events such as Bird Banding, Father’s Day Falcon Festival, and our HOOTenanny Owl Festival.

One of our volunteers said: "I have always enjoyed being outdoors but the excellent programs by Denver Audubon have greatly enhanced my lens for looking at nature. With this deeper understanding and appreciation, I have been motivated to share with children and adults my wonder of nature's beauty and advocate for protecting it." 

Denver Audubon educates youth through our school programs, which could be a one day education program, such as Bird Migration or examining the diet and habitat of great-horned owls, or year-long programs such as "Birds and Conservation." The goals of the education program are to increase the knowledge of individuals' impact on the environment and how individual changes can improve the habitats needed for birds and other wildlife. 

One teacher said: "Our partnership with the Denver Audubon has been an invaluable experience for both myself and my students. [Denver Audubon] brings hands-on science instruction and resources to our classrooms that would be difficult for our students to get from any other program. Our participation in this program was a crucial part of this year's science instruction, and my students, parents and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity!" -Teacher

Other examples of our success include the Audubon Master Birder Program and Audubon Naturalist Program - both year-long adult education programs designed to train volunteers for Denver Audubon and to be community ambassadors for birds and habitats. The volunteers assist with Nature Center programs, lead bird walks, assist with school and family programs, and help with our conservation advocacy.

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Denver Audubon Society

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