Education is the foundation for broadening a strong conservation and stewardship ethic, and New Jersey Audubon continues to model best environmental education practices at our sanctuaries, nature centers and schools we work with.
Young people have the most at stake in ensuring a healthy future for New Jersey habitat. You will often find our teacher naturalists working with inner city schools or community centers like Morristown Neighborhood house. This is where we show local children how to find nature in places they never thought to look, right in their own backyards.
For over 60 years, New Jersey Audubon has made teacher professional development a cornerstone activity of its education programs. The world continues to be affected by large scale environmental problems and we feel strongly it is more important than ever to connect children to nature. To help with this mission New Jersey Audubon reaches over 1,000 teachers a year through our center-based statewide programming where they can learn best nature engagement practices from our own trained staff. Our focus on teaching teachers magnifies our ability to influence the next generation of global citizens.