Connecticut Audbon Society

Naturalist Training Program – SOLD OUT

Thursdays: September 8 through October 27 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*

The Naturalist Training Program provides classroom and field training over the span of eight weeks. This program prepares adults of all experience levels to become naturalists in their communities and to contribute to environmental education and conservation efforts through volunteer service.

Classes are taught by field experts, including Connecticut Audubon’s Executive Director, Patrick Comins. Topics will include plants, birds, mammals, bird banding, marine ecosystems and more. Click here to view the syllabus. 

After completing the classes, you will be assisted with identifying ways in which you can apply your knowledge and interests to the Connecticut Audubon Society’s work and activities. To complete the program, please expect to attend every class. Classes will take advantage of the diverse ecosystems of Connecticut Audubon’s Fairfield Region locations (Center at Fairfield and Birdcraft), as well as the Coastal Center at Milford Point.

The cost is $260 for members and $318 for non-members (includes a one-year Connecticut Audubon membership). Note: This program is sold out.

Please bring water, a sun hat and apply sunblock and bug spray before arriving. Participants will need to complete a waiver. Masks are strongly encouraged, but no longer required, for program participants or employees (subject to change). However, masking is still recommended when distancing is not possible indoors or if in close contact with others. Those who choose to wear a mask are welcome to do so.

*The Coastal Center class on September 15 will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Birdcraft class on October 6 will meet from 8 to 11 a.m. For additional information, please contact Jane Guenther at the Center at Fairfield (203-259-6305, ext. 109).







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