Audubon Center at Debs Park
In partnership with Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America, Audubon Center at Debs Park is offering Climate Stewards certification to high schoolers. Anahuacalmecac is the first high school to offer this course as an approved UC A-G prep class.
Audubon’s Public Programs Manager has helped co-construct the curriculum in partnership with Anahuacalmecac instructors, focusing on climate science lessons. The program is specifically geared towards indigenous youth and honors indigenous practices of climate stewardship in the midst of our global climate crisis.
Organization Description: The Audubon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world.
In addition to restoring habitat for birds and other wildlife at Debs Park and along the L.A. River, the Center’s primary goal is restoring the connection between people and the land in Los Angeles. As the first center that Audubon built within an urban environment to specifically engage the Latino community, the Audubon Center at Debs Park has played an important role in building a more diverse and inclusive conservation movement here in Los Angeles and beyond. Community engagement lies at the core of the Center’s values and programming. In its holistic, people-focused, approach to conservation work, the Audubon Center at Debs Park serves as a community hub for environmental justice and advocacy work in Los Angeles and across the Audubon network.
Additionally, as the first LEED Platinum certified building in the country at the time of its construction in 2003, the Audubon Center at Debs Park prioritizes sustainability. The building serves as a further tool to educate and engage the community about sustainable buildings and green infrastructure.
The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society. Read more about the National Audubon Society here!