Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut Audubon ’

Job Opportunity: Education Coordinator – Connecticut Audubon Society

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

Job Title: Education Coordinator Company: Connecticut Audubon Society Location: Fairfield, CT Website: Salary: TBA Apply to: Job Type: Paid Job Description: The position is a member of the Education staff. The principal role of this position is to conduct and teach CAS programs while overseeing the day-to-day education operations. For more on this

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Dust Off Your Bird-Watching Binoculars

May 20th, 2014 | By

If you’re a birder, now is the time to grab your binoculars. The Connecticut Audubon Society said May is turning out to be a great time to watch birds. WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil spoke with Connecticut Audubon Society President Alexander Brash about spring migration. To find out where the best places are to see the many species of birds

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Audubon to build reef at Stratford Point

Dec 21st, 2013 | By

Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Audubon Society have been awarded a $59,000 Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant to construct an innovative “living shoreline” project at Stratford Point. The project is designed to both improve critical bird and wildlife habitat and protect the state’s coastline from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. For more on this

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Greens Farms Academy students work with Conn. Audubon Society in forest health study

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

Two-dozen environmental science students at Greens Farms Academy in Westport are collaborating with Connecticut Audubon Society during the 2013-2014 school year on a project designed to give the students hands-on experience in conservation field studies. The students, who are studying Environmental Science under teacher Sue Teyan, are investigating and comparing forest conditions in a Connecticut

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Introducing ‘Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder,’ A Weekly Guide to the State’s Birds and its Great Outdoor Places

Nov 15th, 2013 | By
Black Scoter (photo: naturespicsonline)

Connecticut Audubon Society has launched a new weekly guide, called Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder, to help birders of all levels plan weekend trips to see interesting birds in great outdoor settings throughout the state. Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder is designed to be a carefully curated guide to an unusual or interesting bird that has been sighted that week in a publicly-accessible location.

Connecticut Audubon Society gets grant to improve access to sanctuaries in Milford, Fairfield

Jun 21st, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Audubon Society recently received a $30,000 grant to refurbish two special-use trails in Milford and Fairfield that will allow greater accessibility to its sanctuaries.

Governor signs open space law

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

Connecticut residents who are concerned about conservation have reason to be optimistic this week.

Governor Malloy signed a new law on Friday — Public Act No. 12-152, An Act Concerning the State’s Open Space Plan — that requires Connecticut to devise a formal strategy for protecting open space, and to update it every five years. That’s good news because Connecticut’s official goal is to protect 21 percent of the land in the state, and it’s obviously easier to reach a goal if you have a plan for getting there.

CT Audubon comments on passage of open space bill

May 11th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut General Assembly passed a major piece of legislation that will lead to better land conservation throughout the state. Here’s our statement about it: May 10, 2012 – The passage this week by the Connecticut General Assembly of a new open space bill will vastly improve the way the state goes about prioritizing, tracking

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Audubon in Fairfield Looks for Connecticut’s Next Nature Lovers

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

How can you make your children happier, smarter and healthier? Michelle Eckman says the answer is simple: Send them outside. Eckman, the new director of education for the Connecticut Audubon Society, announced a plan at the organization’s Fairfield headquarters Friday to persuade parents and schools to do just that. For more on this story, visit:

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Tom Andersen Named Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Connecticut Audubon Society

Dec 16th, 2011 | By

Connecticut Audubon Society has named conservationist and author Tom Andersen as its director of communications and community outreach. Andersen is the author of This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound, published by Yale University Press. Andersen spent 10 years at Westchester Land Trust as director of communications and special projects and as acting executive director. Connecticut Audubon operates five centers — Pomfret, Glastonbury, Milford, Fairfield and Birdcraft Museum — and owns 19 sanctuaries covering 2,600 acres.

Migration Festival sure to delight wildlife lovers

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

The annual Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival — A Celebration of Birds, Butterflies and Dragonflies runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.