St. Lucie Audubon Society

About the St. Lucie Audubon Society

Mission statement

As "Advocate for the preservation of the Earth's diverse ecosystems", this Society shall be engaged in such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic, and charitable pursuits as may be part of the stated purposes of the National Audubon Society (NAS) and Audubon of Florida (AOF).

Our goals

To foster knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of nature; to encourage responsible environmental stewardship; and to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.

We envision ourselves as an organization that is:

  • The recognized local authority on birds and their habitats
  • A credible voice promoting environmentally sound decisions on local conservation issues
  • The leader in education on birds and their habitats.
  • A local information resource on wildlife.
  • Identified as a provider of high quality programs and field trips

Dedicated to both environmental education and advocacy we:

  • Work to protect wildlife and conserve Florida's outstanding natural resources;
  • Connect people and nature through hands-on experiential learning;
  • Build community through members and chapters.
History

Formed in 1954 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon of Florida, the St. Lucie Audubon Society is the oldest conservation group in the area. St. Lucie Audubon Society was established by local citizens who enjoy the diverse population of resident and migratory birds found in St. Lucie County and are dedicated to providing environmental leadership and awareness through fellowship, education, community involvement, and conservation programs in St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.

Community Outreach

The following local activities occur monthly October through May.

  • Program with an informative speaker on wildlife, the environment or key legislative issues the first Thursday of each month
  • Monthly field trips
  • "The Laughing Gull" published 8 times annually from October though May.

Environmental Education

  • Sponsors of Audubon Adventures, an elementary teaching curriculum provided to our community's schools
  • Birdwatching education classes with accompanying field trips

Community Involvement

  • Annual Environmental School Science Project Award
  • Participation in "Party in the Park" environmental festival
  • Earth Day participation

Sandhill cranes in synchronized flight. Photo by Hart Rufe.