Baton Rouge Audubon Society

BRAS Education

Committee Chair

Jane Patterson

Kids Who Bird! The focus of the education programs for the Baton Rouge Audubon Society is to build and encourage new birders. We want to reach out to children and their families and get them excited about birds and other wildlife.

BRAS is proud to offer a new opportunity for kids in the Baton Rouge area. Click here to find out about Kids Who Bird! -- a club for kids ages 9-16 who are interested in learning about birds, or who want to share what they already know and go birding with other kids!

Birding Classes

Visit our Events and Field Trips page for details on Spring Birding Basics starting in March!

Field Trips

Coming Soon!

Audubon Adventures

Audubon Adventures is a program produced by the National Audubon Society to help promote wildlife and conservation awareness in children and expand their understanding of the natural world. It's designed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers to use as a part of their regular curriculum. It ties in with their other subjects while focusing on the life and habits of birds and other animals.

Each teacher who participates receives a kit containing 32 copies of a student newsletter, a detailed teacher's guide, Audubon's "Guide to a Healthy School Yard," and a classroom certificate. Participating teachers also become members of Audubon! For more information about the Audubon Adventures program, go to the web site at

BRAS is offering to donate this educational kit to teachers in East Baton Rouge parish and has been working to contact those who are interested in using this teaching kit in their classrooms. We're excited to be able to provide this wonderful resource to the children. If you are a teacher, or you know of any teachers, principals, or educators that would be interested in receiving information, please have them contact our Education Chair, Jane Patterson at or by mail to:

BRAS Education
P.O. Box 67016
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Birding Seminars

Baton Rouge Audubon can offer the following classes or seminars to your classroom, group or organization. These sessions are designed to be introductory – they're not for the bird experts, but to introduce those that have an interest to the pursuit. These can be held at your location – instructor will bring computer presentation(s), overhead projector, and screen – all you provide is electricity, seating, and an eager audience! Other informational sessions can developed as well, if you have a particular interest. Please contact our Education Chair, Jane Patterson at

Beginning Birding

Introduction to binoculars, field guides, and how to find and identify birds by sight and sound. Designed for ages 8 and up – best for a child paired with an adult (parent). Ideally, this seminar is done in a classroom setting first, followed by a field trip outdoors to practice what was learned! BRAS will provide binoculars for student use.


Interactive seminar featuring an introduction of fascinating facts about the tiniest of our feathered friends with pictures and video. Designed for ages 10 and up. Appropriate for a classroom setting.

Cool Birds Around Baton Rouge

You know those little brown birds you see inside Wal-mart, and the black birds you see hanging out in the parking lot? Yeah, we won't be talking about those. This seminar is designed to introduce people of all ages who are interested in birds to the really cool birds you can find right here in the Baton Rouge area, if you just know where and when to look. Designed for ages 8 and up. Intended for a classroom setting, and can be paired with a field trip if coordinated together.

Bird Conservation & How You Can Help

They say that people that care about birds naturally tend to care more about the world around them. This seminar is designed to share ideas about how you can make a difference in the lives of birds. We'll discuss protection of bird habitat, participation in citizen science programs, and issues that affect birds that you can help with. Designed for ages 8 and up in a classroom setting.

Attracting Birds to your Yard

Learn what you can do to bring all kinds of birds to your yard where you can enjoy them up close. Seminar features information about feeders, bird food, nesting boxes, water features, and plants. Designed for ages 8 and up in a classroom setting. Can be coordinated with a field trip.