New Roots Program: Engaging Refugees in Nature

The New Roots Program engages refugee and immigrated youth in conservation action through a cost-free, place-based environmental education experience.

A fundraising campaign for Golden Eagle Audubon Society

The New Roots Program is a place-based education experience that connects refugee and immigrated children to the community and the environment, making them stakeholders in their new homes. We achieve this by offering a completely cost-free, two-week long summer camp for these youth in the Boise area.

This program is lead by the Golden Eagle Audubon Society and is supported through collaboration with many of the Treasure Valley’s many nonprofit environmental organizations and area agencies, especially our partners at the Boise National Forest. The Program is now in its fourth year, and we are proud of the thousands of contact hours experienced with more than 55 youth.

Please help us in our effort to keep this program running! This program is funded primarily through educational and environmental grant funding and through the contributions of caring individuals like you!

For more information please visit the Golden Eagle Audubon website ( or find the New Roots Program on Facebook (

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About the Organization

Golden Eagle Audubon Society

The Golden Eagle Audubon Society (GEAS) is dedicated to building an understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world in order to conserve and restore natural ecosystems for birds and other wildlife. We believe people protect what they love, and that a love for wildlife and the environment comes from being able to experience, enjoy, and learn about it first hand.

Since 1972 GEAS has strived to engage southwest Idaho's community in the out-of-doors. We offer numerous opportunities and programs, all of which are free and open to the public. Current and ongoing offerings include:

Free Birding Field Trips: Birding field trips are the heart of Audubon, and we offer trips for all age groups and abilities. We take full day birding trips to the regional Wildlife Management Areas, Sage Grouse Leks, Bluebird Trails, Intermountain Bird Observatory’s fall migration station on Lucky Peak, and local Reservoirs. We also have urban birding trips along the Boise River greenbelt and in our local parks, which includes a Family Bird Walk that takes place 2nd Sunday of each month....

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