Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

Education

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In 2006, Richard Louv brought the phenomenon of “nature deficit disorder” to public attention through his book Last Child in the Woods.  In his book, he argues that children — indeed all of us — need exposure to nature for physical and mental well-being, and that our increasing disconnect from nature was leading us to a host of problems.  Increased exposure to experiences in the natural world are the gateway to a greater interest in our environment, an understanding of how natural systems function, and the desire and passion to take personal responsibility through thoughtful decision-making.

DOAS provides informative and inspiring educational programs through

  • Monthly member meetings (open to the public)
  • Dozens of field trips to locations in our area
  • Operation of the John G. New Audubon Summer Day Camp (three very special one-week sessions).

For more information on any of our education offerings, or to become involved, please contact Susan O’Handley.

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We envision a healthy world where people and wildlife thrive and natural resources are protected.
The mission of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment and connect people with nature
 to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.
 

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815
info@doas.us

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