Our Programs

Our programs are open to all and free to the public although we're not too proud to say a donation wouldn't be nice! We strive to offer programs which you have expressed an interest in; if there's something you'd like to see us offer please let us know.

Book Discussion - it is helpful if you’ve read the books before we gather. Copies can be obtained at the library.

We will meet at the Harrison Public Library at 6:45pm on:

November 6, 2019 Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island by Will Harlan

January 8, 2020 Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

March 4, 2020 Supernavigators by David Barrie

May 6, 2020 The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman


The Lower Hudson Chapters of the National Audubon Society, together with other organizations, including Federated Conservationists of Westchester County and Films on Purpose, are presenting a “Climate Change Boot Camp” which will focus on regional and local actions to mitigate climate change.  The Climate Change Boot Camp consists of two sessions: Screening of the film “From Paris to Pittsburgh” on September 25th followed by a half day education program on Saturday October 26th.

“From Paris to Pittsburgh” – Wednesday September 25, 2019

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

480 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514

The film screening is free, but a $5.00 voluntary donation will be welcomed at the door

Ticket sign up on Eventbrite:  Please use this link   or


Coinciding with New York City’s climate week will be a screening of the movie “From Paris to Pittsburgh” at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, hosted by the Chappaqua Library and the Town of New Castle. The film documents actions taken by various levels of government following the US federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Reception at 6:30 PM with light snacks/wine

The film starts at 7:00 PM (run time about 80 minutes)

Followed by a 4-person panel discussion consisting of

Moderator: Michael Gerrard  

Panelists: Richard Slingerland (has done a lot of municipal-level work related to climate change impacts, is on Westchester County Community Action Program (“CAP”) Community Resilience team)

Nina Orville (also leads the CAP Energy team)

John Parker (also leads CAP Air sector)

Climate Change Boot Camp – Saturday October 26, 2019

Westchester County Center

198 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606

Charge $12/person

This half day session will focus on our area. The goal is to “Get climate smart!” by learning about local effects of climate change, local, county and state responses and what you can do. Don't be discouraged and overwhelmed; get encouraged and inspired to take action.

Ticket sign up at Eventbrite, with $12 fee to be paid at the event:  More details and reservation here or the link below.



8:30am-9:00am Registration & Refreshments

9:00am-10:30pm First Session: Local Effects to Expect & Local Responses

10:30am-11:00am Break, Displays, Refreshments

11:00am-12:00pm Second Session: Regional & State Responses

12:00pm-12:15pm Children Responses*

12:15pm Concluding Remarks & Next Steps

* Children's Environmental Activities for Grades 4th-8th will be held at the same time as the Boot Camp. For more information and for children's registration, contact office@sawmillriveraudubon.org

Speakers include NY State Senator Peter Harckham, Westchester County Director Peter McCartt who will speak to their respective levels of government, and Midge Iorio, Executive Director, Bedford 2020, to participate in the local community round table. 

This event is co-sponsored by Federated Conservationists of Westchester County and seven area Audubon chapters: Bedford Audubon, Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon, Central Westchester Audubon, Hudson River Audubon, Orange County Audubon, Putnam Highlands Audubon and Saw Mill River Audubon. Event venue support is from the Westchester County Executive's Office for Energy Conservation & Sustainability. Event support from Audubon New York.