Dr. R. Scot Duncan (center) leads a bird walk at the 2014 Audubon Mountain Workshop. Photo: Bob Farley.
Audubon Mountain Workshop
7–10 May 2020
Alpine Camp, Mentone, Alabama
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2019 Mountain Workshop a success! We look forward to seeing you again next year. Check out our many other events throughout the year here.
Audubon Mountain Workshop, one of the nation’s longest-running events dedicated to the natural history of the Southeast, is returning to Mentone for its forty-fourth year. Join us in May 2020 as we celebrate another great year of classes exploring the ecology, wildlife, and culture of beautiful northeastern Alabama.
Together with our world-class faculty, you’ll enjoy a broad overview of the region’s natural and cultural history, with classes on forest ecology, stream biology, beginning and advanced bird identification, insect collection, geology, cultural history, and much more. All classes are held either on the campus of Mentone’s historic Alpine Camp or in one of several natural areas located around Mentone and nearby Fort Payne. Students and faculty stay in rustic shared cabins at Alpine Camp or in cabins, lodges, or chalets at nearby DeSoto State Park—both nestled within a mountainous landscape of beautiful hills and streams.
While you’re at it, consider making the Workshop a family tradition with our young-naturalist program, an outdoor-education experience for children ages five to twelve. All young-naturalist activities are taught and supervised by our adult faculty, with assistance from an invited Guest Director and Alabama Audubon’s Outreach & Communications Director. Generations of young people have now enjoyed this program’s hands-on activities and extensive science- and nature-based opportunities. For more information on this program and how you and your child can participate, please email us.
We also offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities for educators; email us to find out more.
2019 rates (subject to change for 2020):
Non-member all-inclusive (tuition, meals, and basic housing for three nights): $315
Member all-inclusive: $290
Young naturalist all-inclusive: $295
Non-member tuition only*: $120
Member tuition only*: $95
Young naturalist tuition only*: $100
*Tuition is the base price for attending classes at the workshop. Participants may add camp-based meals and/or accommodations on an “à la carte” basis, or may choose to make their own arrangements for food and housing. More details are available on the registration page.
Interested in applying for financial aid? Send us an email by April 1st explaining your situation and how you could benefit from a reduced rate. Limited funds are available to help make the Mountain Workshop more accessible for more nature lovers.