Programs and Education

Tampa Audubon Monthly Meetings

  • Tampa Audubon's Monthly General Meetings run from September through May the 1st Thursday of each month and are open to members and non-members alike. There is also an annual joint meeting held every July with the Suncoast Native Plant Society and Tampa Sierra Club. The location is announced as we get closer to July.
  • Meetings are held at the Hillsborough County Extension Office located at 5339 CR 579, Seffner, 33584 (1/2 mile south of exit 10 on I-4). Meetings are in the Conference Center, behind the main building. Enter through the black iron gate.

The General Meeting schedule is as follows:

  • 6pm - Photo Club meets: Bring some of your recent best photos to share with the group, or just come to enjoy the pictures. Bring photos on a flash drive.
  • 7pm - Potluck, Birdsightings, Announcements: Bring something to share if you can.
  • 7:30pm - Educational program begins

The 2018-2019 Speakers List for General Meetings:

  • July 18, 6pm - The Annual Joint Meeting of Tampa Audubon, Native Plant, and Sierra Club will be hosted at the Hillsborough County Extension Office located at 5339 CR 579, Seffner, 33584.
  • August - no meeting
  • Sept 9 – Sig Olson, local nature photographer
  • Oct 4 -  Brandt Henningsen, Rock Ponds and SWIM
    Showcasing some of the coastal ecosystem restoration projects for Tampa Bay.
  • Nov 1 – George Heinrich, Heinrich Ecological Services
    His Nationwide Big Turtle Year
  • Dec 6 – Mic McCarty, Doug DeNeve, Mary Keith
    Shultz Preserve and Rock Ponds Surveys- What we’ve found so far.
  • Jan 3 – Dr. Mark Hafen, USF,
    Sea Level Rise and Community Response
  • Feb 7 – Andy Kratter, UF, Museum of Natural History
    Rare birds in Florida, what, where and how we know
  • Mar 7 – Eric Plage, Tampa BayWatch
    eBird capabilities
  • Apr 4 – Pat Mundus, Friends of Egmont Key NWR
    Nesting Birds and habitat of Egmont Key
  • May 2 – Photo Club
    Their Best of the Year Show


ARC - Audubon Resource Center

The Tampa Audubon Society, in cooperation with the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, has established the Audubon Resource Center at Lettuce Lake Regional County Park (ARC at the PARK) located at 6920 E. Flectcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637. Roger Sheets is the Director at the center. The Resource Center was created to help foster a culture of conservation and an environmental ethic in the Tampa Bay region and to encourage community involvement in the Audubon mission. Check out the Nature Museum in the Visitor Center.

ARC at the Park:

  • Provides a variety of environmental education programs and field trips for all ages.
  • Displays wildlife native to the Hillsborough River watershed.
  • Assists park visitors with wildlife and plant identification.

Volunteer Training:

We are in urgent need of additional volunteers to staff the facility. Volunteers commit to one Saturday or Sunday afternoon per month, from 1-5 p.m. Training is simple and available. The only skills you need is a love for the environment and a willingness to share a friendly smile with the visiting public. These 4 hours you spend a month are hugely rewarding. Please visit the ARC or email Roger Sheets if you are interested. If you know anyone that would like to become an active ARC volunteer, please share this with them.