Schoolyard Habitat Knowledge Network

Audubon Connecticut’s Schoolyard Habitat Program is a partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that develops healthy schoolyard habitats for both children and wildlife, integrates place-based environmental education into the school curriculum, and promotes environmentally-friendly practices among children and their families at home. As part of Audubon's broad Bird-Friendly Communities initiative, the Schoolyard Habitat Program provides opportunities for students to use their schoolyard as a living outdoor classroom, to play leadership roles in the development of the schoolyard habitat, and to engage in meaningful conservation activities at school, home, and in their community.

To support your interest and work in outdoor learning, we welcome you to our Schoolyard Habitat Knowledge Network! Provided here are guides and resources such as successful Schoolyard Habitat projects across Connecticut, lesson plans, funding opportunities, and other useful information to support the creation and implementation of your own schoolyard habitat. Join our Schoolyard Habitat community for different ways to get involved and for upcoming events!

Participating Schools
Participating Schools

Participating Schools

Making a difference for children and wildlife through schoolyards in Connecticut

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Take a Tour
Schoolyard Habitat Program

Take a Tour

Walk through a visual story of the Schoolyard Habitat Program and see how you and your school fit into the larger conservation movement

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Schoolyard Habitat Resources
Schoolyard Habitat Resources

Schoolyard Habitat Resources

Guides and learning resources to help with your school's schoolyard habitat initiative

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How to Get Started with Your Schoolyard Habitat Project
Schoolyard Habitat Program

Getting Started

Schoolyard Habitats are designed to connect students with the outdoors, create wildlife habitat that benefits both wildlife and people, and to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. Here are some helpful guides to get you started.

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More About the Schoolyard Habitat Program
Schoolyard Habitat Program

More About the Schoolyard Habitat Program

This program is a wonderful community team effort—discover more and meet our donors, supporters, and partners

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Schoolyard Habitat Program Calendar
Schoolyard Habitat Program

Calendar

View upcoming Schoolyard Habitat Program events

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Plants for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Discover Plants for Birds

This helpful and fun-to-use resource helps you find bird-friendly native plants—which also save you water, time, and money. Just enter your zip code to discover which plants are best for birds in your area.

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Schoolyard Habitat News

Growing by Leaps and Bounds
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Growing by Leaps and Bounds

The Schoolyard Habitat program is reaching more students through enhanced outreach and a new online resource

Audubon Announces Recipients of 2016-2017 Schoolyard Habitat Grants
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Audubon Announces Recipients of 2016-2017 Schoolyard Habitat Grants

Audubon Connecticut awards grants to eight Connecticut schools to support the creation of schoolyard habitats that also serve as outdoor classrooms

Making Connecticut Better for Birds and People
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Making Connecticut Better for Birds and People

Learn how the Bird-Friendly Communities Program has expanded and made a difference in 2016

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