Lights Out Heartland is a collaboration of organizations from the heartland area of the USA that are partnering to reduce light pollution during bird migration periods.  Spearheaded by the Missouri Chapter the International Dark-Sky Association, Lights Out Heartland is one example of the national partnership between the International Dark-Sky Association and the National Audubon Society.

"Program Partners" meet by ZOOM at 1:30 pm on the Third Thursday of odd months of the year.   The 2024 meeting dates are
1/18, 3/21, 5/16, 7/18, 9/19, and 11/21

To learn more about becoming a partner, please visit the "
Get Involved" tab.

Participating Organizations

A growing list of organizations are working together to reduce light pollution during bird migration periods.
Arkansas Audibon
Arts Chamber
Audubon Center of Riverland
Burroughs Audubon
City of Clayton
Columbia Audubon Society
Gateway Arch
IDA Missouri
JCCC Center for Sustainability
Oklahoma Alliance
Sierra Club
St. Charles County Parks
Saint Louis Zoo
St. Louis Audubon Society
St. Louis Public Library
Topeka Audubon Society
Tyson Research Center
Washington University of St. Louis
Webster Groves
Wildlife Rescue

Our Goal

Turn lights out during bird migration to help birds travel safe.

LEARN MORE: Scientific evidence suggests that artificial light at night has negative and deadly effects on many creatures including amphibians, birds, mammals, insects and plants. Learn more at DarkSkyMissouri.org or DarkSky.org.