2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054


One of our main missions is to educate the public about nature, science, and the world around them

California Coastal Conservancy logoBuena Vista Audubon wishes to thank the State Coastal Conservancy for their generous  $5,500 grant that will fund our School Bus Grant Voucher Project for the 2016-2017 school year. This will provide transportation for Title I schools in Vista, San Marcos, and Oceanside for bringing students to our programs.

Calling all teachers! Tour Buena Vista Lagoon Nature Center with your students for free!

BVAS offers Free 1 1/4 hour guided tours for elementary grades

All tours include indoor lesson, touching table and lagoon walk.  Tours usually begin at 10:00am. Classes are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. April and May are our busiest months. Please consider scheduling your class from September through March.

Download our pdf flyer for topics and more information.

Scroll down this page for Teacher Resources pdfs and links!

Preschool Nature Storytime

Did you know that we have a special event for preschoolers every month? Join us for Preschool Nature Storytime, with nature-themed stories for preschool children.  We’ll have a story, songs, a fun craft, and each month, a special theme.

summer camp 2016 collecting insects from lagoon

Are you a scout leader?

The Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center provides a perfect opportunity for scout groups to explore nature. Please contact Sondra Renwanz to schedule your scout group: srenwanz@aol.com

Sharing Our Shores

Sharing our Shores is an Audubon program that helps elementary students learn how to protect threatened and endangered shore birds through science, conservation, and art.  For more information on this program and how BVAS is involved.  And see how you can help with our crowd funding project to raise money for Sharing our Shores!

sharing our shores Dec 2015 kids and kelp

And we haven't forgotten the adults, either!

Buena Vista Audubon conducts several classes each year to help improve your birding skills. We regularly have classes on beginning and intermediate birding, Gull Identification, and Birding by Ear, just to name a few. 

Teacher Resources

Please check out our forms and flyers for information just for you and your students!

Teacher Forms

BVAS library has new videos for teachers: Did you know the BVAS nature center has a library with great books and videos that teachers can check out? We just added new videos to the library that teachers may enjoy.  To check out books or videos, just talk to a host.

Concepts and Vocabulary

Our Mission

Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



Sunday 1-4pm
Tuesday 10 am-4 pm
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am-4 pm
Friday 10 am-4 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm

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