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Be an Ambassador

Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom

So you love birds.  So you've heard about the impact climate change is having on them, and you want to make a difference.  OK, you’re IN! 

What Audubon Ambassadors Do

There's a half-day training, then we’ll ask you to help in three ways:

  • Be the Messenger:  Share your love of birds, whether online or with friends and family you see every day.  
  • Be the Solution:  Plant a bird-friendly yard, protect beach birds, volunteer to improve habitat, and encourage others to join in.  
  • Be an Advocate:  Host presentations on the issues facing birds, ask your public officials to protect birds, and encourage others to communicate with their public officials too.

Along the way you’ll meet like-minded people in your community and across the state . . . and have lots of fun!

What You’ll Gain as an Ambassador

You’ll learn the tools to have meaningful conversations with your friends, families, and communities about how climate change is affecting birds.  You’ll also see how your actions, and the actions of others, can make a real difference.  Here’s what Audubon Ambassadors receive:

  • Tips and training on how to talk about climate change effectively;
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group with climate change articles, tools, events, and networking with your fellow Ambassadors;
  • Emails suggesting concrete ways you can take action  both quick ideas and long-term projects  and reports on the group’s progress;
  • Access to Audubon Works, a password-protected site with climate tools and resources; and
  • Support from the Audubon South Carolina staff via email and conference calls.

First South Carolina Training

Our first South Carolina training was held in June 2017 at Spring Island near Beaufort.  It was attended by dozens of people who hailed from Charleston to Hilton Head, and who thoroughly enjoyed the day.  More trainings will be held around the state, so please be in touch if you want us to contact you when dates are set.

PROJECT CONTACT:  Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell, jtyrrell@audubon.org 

Rufus Jones releasing a Tufted Titmouse. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom
A Red-bellied Woodpecker is shown off to Audubon Ambassadors. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom
Jen McCarthey Tyrrell about to release a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom
A White-eyed Vireo on display. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom
Matt Johnson demonstrating the bird banding process used to study birds like this White-eyed Vireo. Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom
Audubon Ambassadors group photo! Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom

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