Sea and Sage Audubon Society

Sea and Sage Audubon Society is a non-profit environmental organization that has protected birds and their habitat for over 60 years. We monitor bird populations; partner with State Parks and other organizations to protect habitat and endangered birds; teach birding classes; lead field trips and environmental education programs; keep Audubon House nature center open daily; and give expert advocacy on behalf of birds.

Since 1992, we have partnered with the Irvine Ranch Water District to provide high quality interpretive programs at the beautiful San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, a 300-acre freshwater wetland. Participants will be surrounded by an abundance of wetland plants and animals as they make personal discoveries and learn basic ecological principles.
1) Outdoor Adventures (free for Santa Ana schools) is a science discovery program for 4-5th grade about the wetland ecosystem and how students can protect birds and the environment. Before the trip, teachers use our curriculum kit of science lessons and taxidermy bird specimen. Each child uses binoculars, microscopes, and worksheet.
2) Nature Day Camps (fee) are week-long day camp programs with daily walks, nature journaling, art projects, and other fun activities with an emphasis on birds. Five weeks for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-16.
3) Summer Bat Walks (fee) are pre-paid events where participants (12 years old to adult) watch the sunset and use sonar detectors to find bats that often fly over us on the trail.
4) Nature Discovery Kits (free) can be borrowed for two weeks by local educators to supplement their nature presentations. Topics include owls, bats, butterflies, reptiles, bird nests, and trees. Each kit contains science lessons, art projects, taxidermy specimens, puppets and more. Appropriate for grades K-3rd.
5) Community Tours (fee) are private, guided tours of the wetland for scouts, home school families, church groups, gardening clubs, and other interested community groups.
6) Junior Naturalists (fee) is a monthly program of birding trips and stewardship projects for teens to provide enriched nature experiences and social contact with other teens who have similar interests.
7) Additional Resources: Our Education Team has created a variety of short educational videos and science lessons for use by anyone who wants to learn more about nature; see our website!

Come learn about birds and nature from the county’s birding experts! Contact our Project Director of Education for information.


Sector: Nonprofit Organization


5 Riparian View
Irvine CA 92612

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