Look Around New York City

Look Around New York City is NYC Audubon's publication for children in fourth through sixth grades. It is distributed to about 850 classrooms and nature centers throughout the city. Look Around has been published for almost 25 years by a volunteer team of writers, artists, and editors. It features articles by professionals as well as kids. There are fun facts, mini-quizzes, interviews, and ideas for adults about city-based nature activities for children. Look Around aims to get city kids involved in their environment by promoting nature appreciation and preservation. Printing and free distribution of Look Around is made possible by a generous donation from Con Edison.

Our upcoming issues on “Birds in Art,” “Jamaica Bay’s Birds,” and “Introducing… the Thrushes” will be in full color, and are to be mailed by early January, 2015. Note: While our stated sign-up deadline of December 5 has passed, please do go ahead and enter your information at the link below, if you would like to receive copies of Look Around. While we may not be able to accommodate all requests, we will do our best--and will keep your information on file for the next publication of Look Around.

Please click here to sign up to receive free copies of our three new 2014 issues of Look Around New York City.


Click the titles below to download PDF copies of previously published issues of Look Around New York City

Horseshoe Crabs 2011
What are they? Mating Season at Plumb Beach, The Red Knot

Hudson Canyon
A Fighting Fish, Fight to Save the Striped Bass, Double-Crested Cormorant

Layers of the Forest
What is a Leaf? Lifestyles of Mammals and Soil Animals, How Trees Help NYC, The Mannahatta Project

New York City is the Place for Fishing
Floatables, Runoff, and Wastewater: The Effects of Pollution on You and the Environment, Kayaking at the Downtown Boathouse

The Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Seeds

The Brother Islands

Project Safe Flight

City Bird: The Story of Pale Male

Let the Journey Begin

A Little Hunter in the Big City

Osprey: a Fishing Bird

Wise Up to Owls!

The Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon: Themed Science and Eighth Grade Exit Project Ideas

A Fish Story

Native Plants

WatchList Birds

Journaling: Keeping Track of Special Things

Don't Trash It New York (and other stories)

Year of the Frog

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