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!
Making a difference for children and wildlife through schoolyards in Connecticut
Walk through a visual story of the Schoolyard Habitat Program and see how you and your school fit into the larger conservation movement
Guides and learning resources to help with your school's schoolyard habitat initiative
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.
This program is a wonderful community team effort—discover more and meet our donors, supporters, and partners
Seasonal information & tips on birds, plants, and habitat care—for greater engagement and success in your wildlife habitat at home, school, or in your greater community.
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.
At Audubon, we work to protect nature for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people—through education, science, stewardship, and advocacy. Your support makes this critical work possible!
There are so many great ways you can get involved with Audubon Connecticut and make a difference for both the wildlife and the people who call Connecticut home.
Connect with our nature centers in Greenwich, Sharon, and Southbury. Each unique center offers trails, educational resources, conservation opportunities, and more.
Through land stewardship, science, education, and advocacy, Audubon Connecticut works across the state to preserve habitat and protect bird species that are of state, national, and global concern.