School Program

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 .

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

Titles Available for Classroom Programs
Classroom Program Schedule Sign-up Sheet
If you are scheduled for a visit, please download the corresponding lesson packet below. 

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

Univeral Pre-Kindergarten (Three Year Olds)
These lessons were developed for a special UPK3 program. If your school is interested in adding these programs to your schedule, please contact Sarah Hatfield. Please see contact info above. 



First Grade

Second Grade

*High Impact Program
If you are interested in high impact programming, please contact Sarah Hatfield. Please see contact info above.

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

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 Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions


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

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.

Bob and Kathy Frucella