The Connecticut Audubon Society, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: Connecticut Audubon Society serves all the residents of Connecticut.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Birds and wildlife in threatened habitats across Connecticut.
Teachers in the schools who use the Society science programs and can meet the State's science Frameworks
Children in the schools and in towns who are able to participate in hands-on science programs
Adults attending programs
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Someone with 3 hours could volunteer to care for any of the 50 animals on the Society's care, or help with administrative work or help clear the trails in the sanctuaries.
Geographic areas served: State of Connecticut
Programs: For a full listing, please visit our website, www.ctaudubon.org. Our programs span from in the school science programs to conservation project biological studies.
A new Grassland Bird Conservation Center will be completed in the Summer 2011 and become the first habitat focused Center. The new facility will welcome more children and adults into the programs and is situated in the heart of a 700 grassland sanctuary which creates a perfect outdoor classroom.
The recommendations from the 2010 'Connecticut State of the Birds' Report, an annual report produced by the Society, were incorporated into Bill 5047 for Open Space acquisition in Connecticut. Overall the report has been heralded as a focused approach to conservation
Thousands of children went through science based environmental programs in local schools and at the Society's Centers. The impact being that the children are taught to the State's science framework and are become young environmentalists.