Eyes in the Sky (EITS) is our primary education program. Visitors enjoy the Audubon Aviary at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Educational priorities include projects that focus on children and families, school and community, and recreational birding.

For further information, contact [email protected] Barbara Audubon.org and [email protected]

Teacher Needed for Meet Your Wild Neighbor!

As the 2019/2020 school year takes off, Santa Barbara Audubon Society is looking for the next elementary-school teacher to teach its Meet Your Wild Neighbor (MYWN) program.

For years, MYWN has brought a curriculum of science education to 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms here in Santa Barbara.  The program visits classrooms once a week for a five-week series.  Each series includes classroom visits by our live raptors, a neighborhood bird walk, and a field trip to Lake Los Carneros.  The impact of such lessons lasts far beyond the classroom: it’s an opportunity for young people to get outdoors and learn hands-on in nature.

This year will see a strengthening and revitalization of our past curriculum. SBAS is pressing forward to create new partnerships with under-served schools in our community. Now we need a teacher to deliver the program in 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms.

The ideal candidate is an experienced elementary school teacher, passionate about conservation, and excited to lead experiential lessons in nature. If you are interested, please contact Eyes In the Sky program director Hannah Atkinson at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Youth scholarships available from WFO

Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of a youth scholarship for the WFO 2016 Conference to be held in Humboldt County, California from September 28th through October 2nd. The scholarship is open to youths between the ages of 12 and 22, with six scholarships for youths in Grades 6 through 12, and two scholarships for collegiate youths working towards a Bachelor’s degree. … Continue Reading

National Audubon Climate Change Initiative – A Field Guide to the Future

One of the many delights of being on the open water is the chance to view the shifting landscape of local marine bird life at close range. Today, I noted the sentimental return of my favorite flying fall “fashionista” – a common loon still sporting her summer stripes, polka dots, and wild checks, placidly swimming beyond the harbor entrance. The loon is among our 118 beloved local birds threatened by climate change, but thankfully, it is not too late for us to take action to prevent further damage.

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