Connecting people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Photo: Roger Becker/Great Backyard Bird Count
Newsletter of the nation's first Audubon songbird sanctuary.
Audubon New York to implement a "reimagining" of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center.
We have so many amazing volunteers that help us at the sanctuary with education programs, animal care, trail maintenance and so much more. Many don’t realize that we also have some very dedicated naturalist volunteers that travel with us to local schools and state parks to engage children with nature in a different natural setting.
Our For the Birds! (FTB!) multi-sessional program culminates with a field trip to either Sagamore Hill NHS or Jones Beach State Park. These FTB! volunteers are vital in helping to ensure that every child makes a connection to nature and gets answers to their questions. I asked Susan Kessler, one of our newer FTB! volunteers what she thought was the best thing about the FTB program and trips and she said, “ the enthusiasm that the kids showed. They were so excited to use binoculars, even seeing a robin. They were really connecting with nature. The curriculum and process is great and not repetitive.” We could not make these teachable moments happen without their dedication, support, and expertise. Thank you to our amazing volunteers!
Marian Hubbard, Marilyn Hametz, Sue Schechter, Jill Vomacka, Nancy Tognan, Megan Horber, Brittney Porter, Barbara Nelsen, Marilyn Hourigan, Susan Kessler, Eileen McGuire, Barbara Mallon, Peggy Maslow, Joanne DelPrete, Laura Weir, Kristina Wilmerding, Kristen Cochran
Did you miss our annual native plant sale and lecture? Click here for a great reference guide on how to create a bird friendly backyard using native plants. You can also search by zip code in the Plants for Birds database below to see what to plant in your area and what native plants will attract which bird species.
We have many volunteer opportunities at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. From helping with our education programs to trail work and planting native gardens, there are many ways to get involved and help out at the Sanctuary. Click here to view our volunteer brochure for more information about ways to get involved. Email Kathryn D'Amico, the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com for a list of our current opportunities.