Virtual Classroom Programs

In response to Covid-19, Audubon has started offering virtual classroom lessons. If you are interested in access to ACNC’s online school programs, please call Sarah Hatfield for more information at (716) 569-2345 or email

 All lessons are designed for online learning with videos and printable content to extend the learning. 

Please check back as programs continue to be added.


  • A Walk in the Woods – Students will learn that the forest changes as you move through it. Different animals live in different places and come out at different times.
  • Eat it! Wear it! Use it! – Students will discover how humans use plants as a raw material in things we eat, wear, and use in our daily lives.

First/Second Grade

  • Birdie Cradles – The objective of this program is to help students understand that birds use nests to raise their young. They do not live in nests for their entire lives. Birds use a variety of nesting materials and a variety of nesting locations to help their young survive.
  • Seeds-n-Such – Students will grasp the basic concepts of a plant life cycle and photosynthesis. They will learn that seeds turn into plants. Students will learn that there are different ways that plants disperse seeds, and that animals play a large role in moving seeds.

Second/Third Grade

  • Wetland Life Cycles – Students will explore the life cycles of animals that live in local wetlands. Some animals go through metamorphosis and some do not.

Fourth – Eight Grade

  • I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me of – Using any natural object, learn this simple, but powerful, routine of making observations, asking questions and making connections. This activity can ignite a curiosity fever about the natural world.


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

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


Click here for holiday closings

Temporarily by donation

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
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance

Hal and Mary Conarro
Jan Simons Boyle