Stopping the Oil
Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon Magazine

Stopping the Oil: A Race Against The Clock

Since April 20th, the world's eyes have been focused on the Gulf of Mexico. Thick, black oil had been gushing from a deep sea oil will, spilling into the Gulf and causing one of the most serious environmental disasters in the United States.

What is Audubon Doing
Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon Magazine

What Audubon Is Doing

The National Audubon Society is one of the conservation organizations working hard to address the oil spill.

How to Talk With Your Kids

FOR PARENTS: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Oil Spill

Kids everywhere are concerned. They want to help. And many are asking questions about what this means for the future of wildlife and people along the Gulf. How should you respond to questions?

What Can People Do?
Photo by Mozart Mark DeDeaux

What Kids Can Do

The good news in a sad story like this is that thousands of people are trying to help.

Interviews With Two Experts
Photo by David Ringer

Interviews with Experts

Dr. Greg Butcher, David Ringer and Melanie Driscoll are staff members from the National Audubon Society working to protect birds and habitat in the wake of the oil spill.

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

It’s hard to miss a brown pelican. These large, mostly dark brown coastal birds have pale yellow necks and black feet and legs.