Outreach and Education

Inspiring people to value and protect the natural world, laying the foundation for the future.

Curious Sandhill Crane. Photo: Kimberle Stark.

Our Education Legacy

A commitment to education is at the heart of the Audubon tradition. By inspiring more people in more places to value and protect the natural world, we are laying the foundation for future conservation. Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries are one of the principal elements of our education work. They have inspired more than 10 generations of Americans to learn about and protect birds, other wildlife, and the natural world. Our network reaches more than a million visitors each year.

Education & Community Outreach

Programs for North and South Dakota

In North and South Dakota we lead a variety of nature-based programs and events focused on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats while emphasizing responsible stewardship of natural areas, both rural and urban.

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Programs at Rowe Sanctuary

Programs at Rowe Sanctuary

We provide children, families and adults with opportunities to experience the Platte Valley ecosystem and its wildlife by utilizing our indoor and outdoor classrooms, viewing blinds and trails that meander along the Platte River, through wetlands, wooded areas and prairie remnants.

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Programs at Spring Creek Prairie

Programs at Spring Creek Prairie

From preschool through college to seniors, there is a wide variety of education opportunities available for folks of all ages and abilities.

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Get Outside!

Birding in Nebraska

Birding in Nebraska

Sandhill Cranes are just the beginning of your Nebraska birding adventure.

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Birding in North Dakota

Birding in North Dakota

Several national wildlife refuges and Sheyenne National Grassland host some of the state’s most sought-after birds.

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Birding in South Dakota

Birding in South Dakota

South Dakota encompasses a wealth of birding opportunities across landscapes of surprising diversity.

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Birds of the Great Plains


Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Burrowing Owl

Latin:  Athene cunicularia

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Greater Prairie-Chicken

Latin:  Tympanuchus cupido

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Golden Eagle

Latin:  Aquila chrysaetos

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Long-billed Curlew

Latin:  Numenius americanus

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Northern Flicker

Latin:  Colaptes auratus

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Northern Pintail

Latin:  Anas acuta

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Piping Plover

Latin:  Charadrius melodus

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Sandhill Crane

Latin:  Antigone canadensis

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Scarlet Tanager

Latin:  Piranga olivacea

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Western Meadowlark

Latin:  Sturnella neglecta

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Whooping Crane

Latin:  Grus americana

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