Supports the concept of backyard habitats through the Wildlife Garden Tour.
The Sutton Avian Research Center, based near Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is a nonprofit, internationally renowned, ornithological research, education, and conservation organization affiliated with the University of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma Biological Survey and College of Arts and Sciences. The Sutton Center’s mission is "finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education."
Our conservation programs use a combination of native hardwood trees, soil, and water for a series of hands-on activities. The objectives are to help people become aware of the natural beauty and biodiversity found in Oklahoma and to provide educators with science, math, and social studies activities to augment existing lesson plans. Classroom and showroom located in Creek County. National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat certified.
NRCS is the primary Federal agency that works with private landowners to help them protect their natural resources. NRCS conservationists spend most of their time on America's working land - cropland, pasture, rangeland, and forestland. The agency emphasizes voluntary, science-based conservation technical assistance; partnerships; incentive-based programs; and cooperative problem solving at the community level.
The Nature Conservancy is an international, non-profit, membership organization which seeks to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth. The Oklahoma Chapter operates preserves throughout the state including the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Presentations about TNC and the chapter's activities can be given. Volunteers are always needed. National magazine published quarterly; Oklahoma Chapter publishes annual report and offers field trip opportunities to its preserves.
The Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory (ONHI) is a central repository for information on Oklahoma's natural heritage. ONHI is charged with maintaining dynamic, geo-referenced databases of information on the state’s biological diversity, including rare and endangered species, species of special concern, and significant ecological communities.
This 804-acre nature center offers eleven miles of hiking trails (most are wheelchair and stroller accessible), special events, and a free bi-monthly newsletter describing available programs. Classes and events include a Junior Naturalist Program, Saturday Morning Bird Walks, Butterfly and Wildflower walks during the summer, Kid's Saturday, Night Walk Programs, Astronomy Programs, and more.
Project Learning Tree is a proven award winning environmental education program. PLT workshops count towards professional development for classroom teachers but is also an effective teaching tool for non-formal educators working with youth groups such as scouts.
Project WILD is a wildlife education program for both formal and informal educators of K-12th grades in all subjects including but not limited to science, social studies, language arts, math and expressive arts. Two activity guides containing over 170 hands-on activities are available by attending a six-hour workshop that is recognized for professional development credit.
The Rainforest Restoration Foundation is committed to preserving and restoring the Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador by practicing biodiversity conservation while fostering community.
This 120 acre outdoor classroom which includes trails, a fishing pond, herb and butterfly gardens and many kinds of wildlife, is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Conservation Education programs for all ages are available by appointment at no charge.
"The Tulsa Audubon Society works to foster appreciation enjoyment and stewardship of our natural world. Monthly meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Tulsa Garden Center Sept.-May only. Bird and butterfly watching field trips are year round. TAS also sponsors Eagle Days in January and a Wildlife Garden Tour in June."