New York Schools - Audubon Classroom Programs

Audubon Community Nature Center offers a comprehensive program of environmental education primarily serving schools in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. All lessons are designed to be age-appropriate and to help students achieve State Learning Standards. As schools adopt new standards and curricula, we work with teachers to adjust lessons as needed.

Please call Sarah Hatfield for more information at (716) 569-2345 or email .

A Naturalist comes to your school and presents up to five or six lessons, depending on the grade level(s). All lessons are designed for classroom-sized groups (15-25). Lessons for Preschool and Kindergarten are 45 minutes. Lessons for grades 1 through 6 are closer to 55 minutes.

If you are interested in having Audubon visit you classroom, please contact Sarah Hatfield at (716) 569-2345 or

If you are scheduled for a visit, please download the corresponding lesson packet by clicking the program title below. 

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3 Year Olds (Jamestown only)

Preschool (UPK)


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade
Audubon also provides Neighborhood Nature Walks at this grade level.
Please talk with your schools about scheduling.

Fifth Grade
Audubon also provides Discovery Walk field trips to the Nature Center at this grade level.
Please talk with your schools about scheduling for September.

Sixth Grade

Special Needs/Sensory Lesson Plans

  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Plants
  • Reptiles and Amphibians



Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission to the Nature Center for SNAP/EBT cardholders.
Free admission for all on Sundays

Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:

Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge

Click here for holiday closings

Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Curt and Susie Westrom
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Bob Frucella's Tax Service

Bush Furniture, a Brand of eSolutions Furniture 

Hal and Mary Conarro

Univera Healthcare

Weinberg Financial Group

Whirley Drinkworks