Become an Audubon Event Sponsor

Audubon Event Sponsors include local businesses and individuals who commit to a financial donation to support Audubon Community Nature Center’s annual educational events.
Become a Sponsor

As an Audubon Event Sponsor,
you support:

  • School programs that include over 12,000 student contacts annually in Chautauqua and Warren counties.
  • A committed group of over 200 volunteers who contribute more than 12,000 hours of service annually.
  • A 570-acre property including 6 miles of nature trails available to the public free of charge,
    daily from dawn until dusk.
  • ACNC’s Animal Ambassadors program.


Event Sponsor Levels


$2,000 Community Sponsor Level

  • Name displayed at both indoor and outdoor locations at ACNC for 12 months. The Nature Center has an average annual attendance of 11,000.
  • Recognition at every festival
  • Name listed in the bi-monthly newsletter for 12 months, reaching approximately 1,100 recipients each issue.
  • Name listed as a Community Partner in widely distributed news releases (usually two each) for every major Audubon event for 12 months (Audubon Lights, Dragons and Fairies Festival, Monarch Festival, Enchanted Forest, and Wild 5K).
  • Name and logo displayed in the footer of the ACNC webpage at for 12 months.
  • Five complimentary Nature Center Family Memberships, valued at $60 each.

$750 Level

  • Company’s name on ACNC’s website, social media, and event posters
  • Listing on all news releases as a sponsor
  • Three complimentary Nature Center Family Memberships, valued at $60 each.
  • Twelve free event tickets

$500 Level

  • Company’s name on ACNC’s website, social media, and event posters
  • Two complimentary Nature Center Family Memberships, valued at $60 each.
  • Eight free event tickets

$250 Level

  • Company’s name on ACNC’s website, social media, event posters, and in the ACNC newsletter
  • One complimentary Nature Center Family Memberships, valued at $60 each.
  • Six free event tickets

$100 Level

  • Company’s name on the ACNC website, social media, event posters, and ACNC newsletter
  • Four free event tickets


Events Available For Sponsorships

Please contact Leigh Rovegno if you are interested in becoming an Event Sponsor.

Audubon Lights

Welcome spring with a walk through a wonder-filled trail of lights at Audubon. Trailside forests and ponds will glow with lasers, spotlights, rain lights and more to create a delightful trail of lights around the Nature Center. A warm fire will greet visitors in the backyard and the Nature Center will be partially open for visitors to explore.

Dragons and Fairies Festival

The Dragons and Fairies Festival transforms the grounds of Audubon into a delightful mix of all things magical. Children can try their hand at archery, make a wizard staff, go on a dragon egg hunt, and so much more. Audubon’s trails are full of surprises at the annual Dragons and Fairies Festival! You may find trolls hiding under the bridges, elves wandering the trails, and dragons that lay eggs in unexpected places.

Wild 5K/Run For Liberty

Wild 5K is an annual trail race through Audubon Community Nature Center’s grounds. Throughout the years, ACNC has carefully protected the unique property it calls home, opening an educational window into the importance of maintaining habitat for all. Runners and walkers alike are invited to explore the twists and turns of the trails from a new perspective during this scenic 5K.

Monarch Festival

Monarch Butterfly Festival gives visitors a hands-on experience with live Monarch Butterflies at all stages of their life cycle. The festival is full of activities, from holding a caterpillar to catching a butterfly. Mexican food is available in honor of the Monarch Butterflies’ migration to Mexico each winter. The evening prior to the festival is Monarchs & Margaritas, an adult version of the festival. Visitors also learn how they can help the butterfly population.


Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest is a non-scary Halloween event for children and their adults. Walk luminary-lit trails through Audubon Nature Community Center and meet actors dressed as animals. They will engage your imagination, make you laugh, and teach you something about wildlife in the region. After your walk you are welcome to gather around the fire or explore the Nature Center, make crafts and enjoy snacks.



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.

Bruce and Juline Battler

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Donna and Mark Hampton

Holmberg Foundation

Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

The Lenna Foundation

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation


Hal and Mary Conarro

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant

Kravitz Tree Service

Doug and Lamae McCullor

National Fuel Gas Company

Weinberg Financial Group

Curt and Susie Westrom