School 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 shatfield@auduboncnc.org .

Discovery Walks at Audubon

Guided WalkWhen you bring your class to Audubon, Discovery Walk leaders provide a guided walk for about 1.5 hours. You may also schedule additional time for lunch and self-guided activities.

Some schools have contracts with Audubon and fees are covered under those contracts. Other schools and youth groups can schedule Discovery Walks at $7 per child with a $70 minimum.

Teacher Resources:
What to Expect Slideshow
What to Expect Script
Field Trip Letter to Parents

Has your class visited Audubon recently?
Please fill out an evaluation form to help Audubon improve: Discovery Walk Evaluation

Classroom Programs

Audubon Community Nature Center visits classrooms throughout Chautauqua and Warren counties.

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 Pre-school 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 shatfield@auduboncnc.org. Click your corresponding state below to learn more about the classroom programs available for your students. 

New York Classroom Programs

Pennsylvania Classroom Programs

Has Audubon visited your school recently?
Please fill out an evaluation form to help Audubon Staff improve: Classroom Program Evaluation

Schoolyard Explorations
Has Audubon visited your schoolyard recently?
Please fill out an evaluation form to help Audubon Staff improve: Schoolyard Exploration Evaluation
Neighborhood Nature Walks
Has your class explored a nearby park with an Audubon Naturalist recently?
Please fill out an evaluation form to help Audubon Staff improve: Neighborhood Nature Walk Evaluation

Audubon also offers virtual programs. Click the button below to see the available school programs. If you are interested in access to ACNC’s virtual school programs, please contact shatfield@auduboncnc.org

Address

Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345
info@auduboncnc.org

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

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

Sunday
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