Through its innovative and comprehensive programs, Audubon Canyon Ranch serves thousands of visitors and scientists from throughout the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.
Audubon Canyon Ranch’s environmental education programs serve elementary school students, visitors to ACR sanctuaries, and hundreds of active volunteer naturalists. ACR’s award-winning environmental education programs take place on the Martin Griffin and Bouverie preserves during the spring and fall. Between 6,000 and 7,000 school students from ethnically- and economically-diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa counties participate in experiential nature education programs on ACR properties each year.
CONSERVATION SCIENCE & HABITAT PROTECTION
At the Cypress Grove Research Center and at other ACR sanctuaries, we conduct scientific studies and develop land management strategies that inform environmental policy, the scientific community and thousands of concerned citizens in the Bay Area and beyond. Through the careful stewardship of wildlife sanctuaries, participation in regional habitat protection, and formal scientific contributions that address important issues in conservation, ACR works to preserve biodiversity and protect endangered and threatened species at local, regional, and global scales.