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

  • Year-round recognition both inside and outside the Nature Center building
  • Recognition at every festival
  • Listing in every ACNC newsletter
  • Listing on all news releases as a Community Partner
  • Recognition on social media pages
  • Five ACNC Family Memberships valued at $60

$750 Level

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

$500 Level

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

$250 Level

  • Company’s name on ACNC’s website, social media, event posters, and in the ACNC newsletter
  • One ACNC Family Membership valued at $60
  • 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.

 

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