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Audubon opened its first center, the Greenwich Audubon Center in Connecticut, in 1943. Today the 41 centers in Audubon's network are places to learn about and enjoy birds and their habitats. They serve as local hubs of conservation opportunities, and afford visitors the ability to connect with the natural world. At Audubon centers, visitors can:
Take a school class or Scout groups for an educational program
Attend a seminar or workshop
Volunteer to participate in things like citizen science and habitat work
Connect with like-minded people who care about birds, nature, and conservation
Centers span a broad spectrum, from urban oases like the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles, to spectacular wildlife viewing destinations like Florida’s Blair Audubon Center at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. They are places where local residents, representatives of local businesses, community-oriented organizations, elected officials, and volunteers can come together with the common purpose of producing positive results for the entire community. Most have hiking trails, and many have nature stores, meeting spaces for rent, and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Visit one soon!