Youth Programs & Field Trips

Young birders on a SMRA guided field trip to Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim
Young birders on a SMRA guided field trip to Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim
Since our beginning, Saw Mill River Audubon has had a commitment to offer environmental education to children and youth.
 
What’s New?
Free school field trips are back on for 2021-2022 school year! Free Audubon-guided field trips with reimbursed bus costs reimbursed are once again available! Visit Rockefeller State Park Preserve under New York State’s Connect Kids to Parks program on field trips led by Saw Mill River Audubon.  Find out more.
 
Lunetta Explorer Bags are now available at twelve Westchester libraries! For adults and youth.  See below! Ask us about guided walks and activities times for your class/group using these naturalist exploration kits.

 

Young scientist exploring nature objects during a SMRA classroom program. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim
Young scientist exploring nature objects during a SMRA classroom program. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim

Our experienced educators visit area classrooms to offer hands-on programs about local birds, other wildlife and habitats.

Our most popular classroom presentations, tailored for all grade levels are: Westchester Birds, Westchester Mammals, Birding 101 and Raptors for Rookies.

 

Classroom program exploring birds and their feathers. Photo: SMRA/Pat Mutolo
Classroom program exploring birds and their feathers. Photo: SMRA/Pat Mutolo
Young scientist exploring nature objects during a SMRA classroom program. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim
Young scientist exploring nature objects during a SMRA classroom program. Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim

Our most popular guided field trip for students is at our Pinecliff Sanctuary for either a seasonal exploration walk or a pond study, including collection and release of tadpoles and other aquatic life. Pinecliff also offers a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk able to accommodate students of varied mobility.

Contact our office for more information and reservations.

 

Lunetta Explorer Bags are free to check out from Westchester County libraries! Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim
Lunetta Explorer Bags are free to check out from Westchester County libraries! Photo: SMRA/Anne Swaim
“Check out an Adventure!” by borrowing one of our Mr. Lunetta Explorer Bags available at twelve local libraries. These are good for children and adults. The bags have a wealth of ideas for exploring nature PLUS two pairs of binoculars and other nature study tools.