january, 2021


Event Details

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to take classes in the NHFS program. Most environmental education is aimed at children and youth.  Because nature programming wasn’t a part of my suburban childhood (and I might not have cared about it or retained it in any case) I am thrilled to be able to learn about natural history as an adult – ‘when the student is ready, the teacher appears.’ Thanks to the Audubon Naturalist Society, natural history is becoming a passion.”  Field Studies student R. Gray

This unique continuing education program for adults provides a comprehensive and stimulating view of our region’s natural history and conservation issues. Taught at the college freshman level, these courses are open to anyone 18 years of age or older, professionals and amateurs alike. A Certificate of Accomplishment in Natural History is awarded to those choosing to complete a required curriculum of 39 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), but anyone can enroll in any class for the sheer pleasure of learning.

Registration Info for Natural History Field Studies Classes
Registration is now being handled completely online by the Audubon Naturalist Society (not the Graduate School USA) through our adult program registration system.

  • Questions? Contact pam.oves@anshome.org.
  • Refund Policy for NHFS classes: ANS will provide you with a refund (minus a $25 administration fee) if you cancel your enrollment no later than the day following the first class lecture. After this date, no refunds will be provided. In the event of a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other events beyond our control, we will notify you as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund.
  • Students are responsible for keeping track of their courses. If you believe you are finished with the course requirements for the Certificate of Accomplishment, please send an email to pam.oves@anshome.org to confirm completion of the program.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classes are currently being offered via online Zoom sessions with optional in-person field trips. These locally-based outings will be limited to groups of 8 participants, with social distancing required. Registrants can elect to enroll in online classes only or choose to participate in field trips as well, space allowing.

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Year Around Event (2021)