A group of students with chaperones look at a bird with binoculars during a field trip.
Photo: Chantal Duquette/Audubon
Education Programs

Field Trips and In-Classroom Presentations

Field Trips and In-Classroom Presentations

Field trips for students grades K-8 at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, and classroom presentations.

Field Trips 

Nature in Your Neighborhood Field Trips  provide K—8 students with hands-on nature and ecology lessons that support classroom curriculum and align with Arizona state science standards. Each field trip includes interactive, STEM-based stations, focusing on 2-3 these topics:

  • Birds of Arizona
  • Mammals of Arizona
  • Plants for Birds
  • Water Quality

Program fee: $5 per student, $3 per chaperone, teachers are free.
Title 1 discount fee: $3 per student, $2 per chaperone, teachers are free.
Limited Scholarships Available

Field trip scheduling availability: January—April and September—December | Tuesdays—Fridays | 9 a.m.—12 p.m. (times are flexible)
For more info contact Corey Lycopolus at 602-468-6470 x125.

To schedule a Nature in Your Neighborhood field trip or in-classroom presentation, please fill out the Education Program Request Form and email it to Corey Lycopolus.

Click here to check availability on the Field Trip Calendar for 2018-19.

In-Classroom Presentations

In-class presentations allow US to come to YOU with our interactive and standards-aligned programs focusing on native birds and conservation issues. These presentations will properly prepare your students for their field trip experience while introducing them to unique native birds AND increasing valuable lesson retention!

Urban Hummingbird Program

Students learn fascinating facts about Arizona’s smallest birds during a one-hour, interactive presentation with natural hummingbird artifacts. Your class will discover simple ways they can help hummingbirds in their community and how to participate in vital community science work!

Urban Hummingbird Program fee: $100

To book your 1-hour presentation: contact Corey Lycopolus at 602-468-6470 x125.

Downtown Owls Program

Students are introduced to the unique world of Burrowing Owls during this one-hour presentation that incorporates important problem-solving skills. Students will work in teams to solve conservation issues related to these wonderful raptors!

Downtown Owls Program fee: $100

To book your 1-hour presentation: contact Cathy Wise at 602-468-6470 x109.

Want to learn more about what you can do to help hummingbirds and other pollinators?  Check out our Native Plants for Native Birds page!

Other Education Programs

Birding 101 Workshop

Homeschool Students and Bird Enthusiasts!

Do you have a budding-birder who would like to know more about how to identify native birds? We have partnered with Master Naturalist Kathy Balman to provide a special Birding 101 workshop for an easy introduction to bird identification!

Event: Birding 101 Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, October 4th from 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Audubon Arizona – 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040
Cost: $10 per student, $5 per chaperone
Binoculars (for loan) and Field Guides provided

The workshop is tailored to 6th-8th grade (but also open to high school) with a required age of 9. The Birding 101 Workshop is part of the Nerdy for Birdies – Birdwatching Club in Phoenix, created by Kathy Balman. Students can sign up for FREE guided bird walks with Kathy (binoculars and field guides available) in local, urban nature settings on select Friday mornings!

To register for Birding 101 Workshop and Nerdy for Birdies, please contact:

Kathy Blaman

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