Educational Programming & Outreach

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Field Trips, On-Site Programs, and More...

Our Audubon Center's primary goal is to educate students and visitors about the varied ecosystems of the river and the birds and wildlife that depend on them. A variety of educational programming will be offered...from one hour classes and guided trail walks to engaging speakers and semester long study programs...that will engage diverse audiences in conservation through citizen-science and hands-on experiences. All of this is possible because throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region magnificent natural areas that evoke images of our great rivers' wild past still exist.

For Students and Teachers

We will offer a variety of field trip options for students and other groups. Please check back soon for a comprehensive listing. If you are interested in arranging a visit in the meantime please contact us.

RiverVision Leadership Project:

We are entering our fourth year of programming with the RiverVision Leadership Project. This program introduces middle and high school students to a wide variety of water stewardship and water resource sustainability issues that impact the Mississippi River. The program is designed to develop critical thinking and collaborative leadership skills by combining environmental policy and hands-on nature study. The ultimate goal of RiverVision is for students to understand the complexity of issues that surround stewardship of American's great rivers; to understand how effective leadership can result in positive environmental change; and to hone their own leadership skills in thinking through the issues to arrive at potential working solutions.

River Guide Intern Program:

The Audubon Center at Riverlands' River Guide Intern Program provided a river--based conservation, education, and guiding program for underserved high school youth, through a partnership with New Sunny Mount Baptist Church's summer youth program. The program focused on developing river guides with a strong conservation ethic and hands-on experience in environmental education.

On-Site Opportunities

The Audubon Center at Riverlands is a place where people of all ages can learn firsthand about the Mississippi River, its wetlands and forests, wildlife and migratory birds, and the importance of preserving water quality for all species.

The beautiful Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary offers ample opportunity for self-guided trail walks, quiet reflection, outdoor recreation, and fabulous birding. 

For those interested in guided experiences or more structured classes, Audubon staff is currently developing a range of on-site programming for children, adults, and families.

Special Events & Community Outreach

Come join us at regional festivals and other outreach events, look for new listings on our homepage. If you are interested in having The Audubon Center at Riverlands join your event, please contact us.

If you are interested in volunteering in support of our educational prrogramming please contact us.