John James Audubon - his art and legacy

by  Houston Audubon

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Take a journey into the past and discover the world of John James Audubon. Meet live birds and look at how Audubon painted them and what he wrote about them in his journals. Learn about how he impacted the future of bird conservation. 

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By Request: $125.00
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60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 60 students

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Literacy, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History

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Houston Audubon

Houston, TX
United States

Houston Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society in an assigned 11-county area surrounding and including Houston. Its mission is to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat, which it accomplishes through acquiring and maintaining critical habitat as bird sanctuaries, education programs for children and adults, advocacy efforts, and land conservation projects.

Mary Anne Weber

Program Details


1. This program begins by introducing the mission of Houston Audubon and meeting on of the live birds from the education center
2. We then journey to the late 1700's and discover what life was like for John James Audubon as a youth
3. While learning about his life we meet live birds and discuss how he painted them and his experiences with them that can be found in his writings
4. We then discuss the major conservation crisis that birds suffered at the end of the 1800's and how many diverse people rallied to protect birds
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers


The participant will:
-develop an appreciation for what it took for John James Audubon to accomplish his work
-understand what life was like in America in the early 1800's
-gain an appreciation for wildlife art and writings
-understand why conservation laws were created