The Connecticut Audubon Society, Inc.
Rating: 4.7 stars 20 reviews
Issues: Animals, Arts & Culture, Environment
Location: 2325 Burr St Fairfield CT 06430 USA
Results: Highlights: 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.
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
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.
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Our family has been donating to the Connecticut Audubon Society for the past ten years. This organization does so much to help the environment. My children have been involved in the tree planting projects. All the volunteers have always been so friendly and helpful.
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CAS has become an important part of our family's lives. Our children participated in programs there and now have their children happily taking part in programs suitable for their ages.
We now have many very good friends with whom we socialize after having met them through CAS and we enjoy attending the really fun fundraising events held throughout the year.
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Walks through the sanctuaries, illustrative talks held at the centers, talks at the annual meetings, guided canoe trips through the marshs
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
put term limits on board officers