Audubon Naturalist Training

If you love the outdoors, love to teach, and want to learn about what’s living in your backyard, join our education community and become an Audubon Naturalist!


Our unique training program offers over 100 hours of classroom and field training. Classes are taught by field experts on a variety of topics including ecosystems, ecology, meteorology, geology, plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, bird & raptor identification, mammals, nature journaling, nature mentoring, and interpretive guide techniques. Adults of all experience levels are encouraged to become naturalists!

When:  Saturdays, 1-2 times per month, 8 am to 4 pm

Where: Most classes take place at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton CO 80125, with offsite field trips incorporated for certain subjects

  • Who is an Audubon Community Naturalist?  A community naturalist is an expert in or a student of natural history.  They are continuous learners, studying the natural world and learning about the different interconnections between wildlife and their habitats. Naturalists care about the Denver Audubon mission to “connect people with nature through education, conservation and research”, as well as preserving the beauty of the Colorado ecosystems.  They enthusiastically share their passion for nature with others in an engaging way.
  • Program Cost:  $655 for the year (15 classes, approximately 8 hours each)
  • OUR 2020 CLASS IS NOW FULL.  We are compiling our interest list for the 2021 classes; Training is offered annually.