Audubon offers a wide range of environmental education programs in afterschool settings. Choose from a multi-week series of outdoor explorations or select a theme for an engaging one-hour science program. Experienced Audubon educators can bring nature discovery, science, live animals, and tons of fun to your afterschool setting.
Learn about our offerings, below — or click here to download a PDF copy of our Afterschool Programming.
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A Multi-week Afterschool Series
Students discover what types of wildlife live in their neighborhood, investigate nature in the schoolyard, meet live animals, play nature games, and have tons of fun! No two afterschool settings are alike, so Audubon works closely with each community partner to craft a series of nature explorations that accommodates your location.
The following information will help to start the conversation:
- Audubon educators lead students on outside explorations as much as possible. A schoolyard or local park within walking distance will be used to conduct nature investigations. Students will have the opportunity to discover first-hand the animals and plants found in their neighborhood.
- Seasons: Fall and spring
- Length of series: 4–8 weeks
- Day and time: Choose a set day and time each week for a one-hour program. (ex. Mondays from 3:30–4:30 pm for 6 weeks).
- Age levels: Grades K – 5. To ensure developmentally age-appropriate activities, we recommend that each group have a limited grade range, such as K–Grade 2 or Grades 3–5.
- Number of students/group: Minimum 6, Maximum 15
- Indoor space is required. We prefer to be assigned one space that can be used each week.
- Fee: $115/week for a one-hour program (ex. six-week series = $690).
After-School Science Programs
Audubon’s one-hour science investigations are interactive, hands-on programs featuring life science topics. These programs may correlate with themes that students study in science class, but the activities are modified to engage 20 to 30 students in an afterschool setting. Many of these programs include a live animal presentation.
- Fee: $150 per one-hour program.
- For afterschool settings serving a range of ages, we recommend offering two programs to ensure developmentally age-appropriate activities: Grades K–2 and Grades 3–5.
8 Wild Themes Available!
- Life Cycles
- Who's Eating Who
- Sensory Safari
- All About Birds
- Birds of Prey
- Nature Games
- Wonders of Water
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