New Jersey Audubon’s Education Department
Staff within NJ Audubon’s education department provide direct opportunities and experiences for children and adults to connect with nature with a goal of fostering a conservation ethic. NJ Audubon’s education department includes all center-based programs such as summer camps, nature-based workshops and classes, school and scout field trips, adult nature/bird walks and informal engagement with tens of thousands of visitors every year. It also includes programs conducted on a statewide basis including urban education and engagement, school sustainability and Eco-Travel.
Our professional staff is highly qualified in teacher professional development, providing training that supports hands-on, place-based education that uses science and ecology as a basis for engagement and learning. Because of NJ Audubon’s longstanding leadership in the state in environmental education, nature recreation and sustainability education, we serve on various commissions and are involved in various professional organizations to further the mission of connecting people with nature and stewarding the nature of today for the people of tomorrow.