NYC Audubon has expanded its Education and Outreach program, starting with our seasonal residency on Governors Island and most recently an expansion of our Feathered Friends After School Birding Club.
Chris Cooper leads AmPark Neighborhood School students on a bird walk through Van Cortlandt Park. Photo: NYC Audubon
The Feathered Friends After School Birding Club, founded by NYC Audubon board member Chris Cooper, is an educational extracurricular program brought to elementary schools by New York City Audubon for six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring.
Guide Annie Barry leading a bird walk in Governors Island's Nolan Park. Photo: NYC Audubon
Governors Island Programs
NYC Audubon has a seasonal island home, right off the coast of Manhattan! Our seasonal nature center on Governors Island features plenty of information about bird conservation, as well as a book nook and craft room for kids, bird-inspired art exhibits, and open artist studios. Sit on our porch and watch our bird feeder, or borrow a pair of binoculars for free and strike out on your own.
All Birding Programs and Events
NYC Audubon educates and connects New Yorkers of all ages with nature in the city, providing participants with the valuable opportunity to learn about wild birds and their habitats. We offer over 200 public programs a year, including bird outings, lectures, overnight trips, volunteer opportunities, festivals, and a summer environmental center on Governors Island.