Project Showcase

Check out what our Workforce Development team has been up to at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!

Ever been curious about the differences between the sages at the Audubon Center at Debs Park? Perhaps you’ve been wondering about how we do habitat restoration? Or maybe you’d simply like an introductory guide to the most common native birds at Debs?

Our wonderful Workforce Development team has you covered! Inside of the Welcome Center, you can now find a shelf filled with their projects. Each project was created by an intern or student who, in their time at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, thought about what resource would engage their community with environmentalism. In encouraging them to pursue their interests and create projects, we hope to help our interns not only cultivate important job skills, but also cultivate confidence and pride in their finished project. 

College for All

  • Sage is All the Rage: This brochure features 4 types of native sages that you will find inside the Audubon Center at Debs Park. With beautiful photos by Samantha Ramirez to accompany the information, one can learn how to tell the difference between the sages, what makes sage so special, and more.
  • The Common Birds of Debs: This mini-zine features some of the more common birds that you can find at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, along with how climate change affects them. Learn about the ways our wildlife neighbors are impacted by the changing climate and how we can help.

Audubon Youth Leaders

  • Birds and Plants: A two-part foldable mini-zine, this project features 6 birds and 6 plants, each of them paired together to demonstrate the relationship between birds and plants. The visuals are hand-drawn by the students and succinctly convey why restoring native plants is so important to the mission of protecting birds and their habitats. 
  • Youth Advocacy 101: An important part of the Audubon Youth Leadership program is youth advocacy, where high school students not only learn about the process of advocacy, but how to discover their voice as a constituent and engage with politicians, both local and federal. One of our students was so impassioned by this, leading to the creation of a simply but thorough guide on how to engage in advocacy.
  • Debs Park Scavenger Hunt: Inspired by the myriad of wildlife within the Audubon Center at Debs Park, our Audubon Youth leader created this scavenger hunt that tasks guests with a quest to solve the riddles and find the wildlife neighbors hiding in our park!
  • Habitat Restoration 101: Learn about the hands-on work done at conservation sites, such as how to plant plants and create berms! This one-sheet flyer contains hand-drawn diagrams on how to do your own habitat restoration with native plants.
  • DIY Bird Feeder: With a gallon water bottle, some fitting sticks, and tape of your choice, you too can create a DIY bird feeder via this one-sheet activity!

Angeleno Corps

  • Belen's Bookmarks: If you ever wanted a primer on what birds to find at the Center and where they might be roosting, take a peek at Belen's Bookmarks! As a budding birder herself, Belen has written down a few notes on where to find birds, which is sure to make your next bird-venture easier.

We hope that you will be able to enjoy their projects at your next visit!

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