Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield


Programs & Events at Birdcraft

Naturalist Training Program

Judy Richardson, Master Bander and team leader at Birdcraft (photo by  Twan Leenders).

Thursdays: September 14 through November 9
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 contribute to environmental education and conservation efforts through volunteer service.

Classes are taught by field experts. Topics will include plants, birds, insects, mammals, bird banding, marine ecosystems, foraging and wild edibles (new this year!) and more. Click here to view the syllabus.

Classes will take advantage of the diverse ecosystems of Connecticut Audubon’s Fairfield Region locations (Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, and the Center at Fairfield), as well as the Coastal Center at Milford Point. 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.

Members $275, Non-members $325 (includes a one-year Connecticut Audubon membership). Space is limited. Register here.

Please bring a water bottle, snacks/lunch, binoculars, hiking/walking shoes, sun hat, insect repellent, sunblock and insect repellent. Participants will need to complete a waiver.

*The Birdcraft class on October 12 will meet from 8 to 11 a.m., and the Coastal Center class on November 2 will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no class on October 5. For additional information, contact Jane Guenther at the Center at Fairfield (203-259-6305, ext. 109).





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