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 new, full-color issues, “Get to Know Jamaica Bay’s Birds!,” “Birds in Art,” and “Introducing… The Thrushes,” are now available for download. Please click the titles below to view, download, and print free copies.
Get to Know Jamaica Bay's Birds!
I am the American Oystercatcher, The Amazing Birds of Jamaica Bay, Who Am I?
Birds in Art
John James Audubon, Learn How to Draw Birds, Richard Rivera's Eagles of New York
Introducing... The Thrushes
The Wood Thrush, Get to Know the Thrush Family, Danger in the Big City, A Hidden Message
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
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