Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE) turns 50 this year! We educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds, and the environment that supports them. ASE promotes a conservation ethic and fosters an appreciation and understanding of the natural world by offering a variety of free, fun, science-based educational programs and activities. We do this to help empower participants with the knowledge and means to be informed citizens and effective environmental advocates for the policies that protect wildlife and its habitat.
Our youth programs include the Everglades Day Festival, our biggest family and youth group event held annually in February at ARM Loxahatchee. We sponsor the Palm Beach Post Pathfinder Award annually for a high school senior focusing on environment studies. In collaboration with James Currie we offer a Pledge to Fledge: a morning of birding for inexperienced birders of all ages with South Florida's best birders at Green Cay. We hold 12 meetings a year in addition to educational workshops, both with interesting, informative, and entertaining guest speakers. We offer over 130 field trips many suitable for beginning birders, youth and their families. Lastly, in addition to the many community Outreach events and Citizen Science programs that we contribute to, we are promoting and supporting Youth Birding Clubs, and schoolyard bird counts in Palm Beach County.