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!