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Inspiring people to value and protect the natural world, laying the foundation for the future.
Curious Sandhill Crane. Photo: Kimberle Stark.
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.
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.
In many ways every child is born a scientist—exploring their world, leading small experiments, asking questions, searching for answers. This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon’s national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon’s editors.