Become a Lights Out Heartland "Program Partner"

Is your organization interested in being becoming a Lights Out Heartland "Program Partner"?  Below is an overview of our purpose, who can participate and our expectations.

Please contact us to learn more.  


Program Partner:  Purpose, Who Can Participate and Expectations:


Persuade the public and businesses to turn off or modify artificial light at night to provide migrating birds with safe passage between their nesting and wintering grounds.

Who Can Participate:

Any organization within Missouri or connecting states that is committed to promoting and achieving the Lights Out Heartland purpose.


  1.  While spring and fall migrations can span many months, Lights Out Heartland will focus its efforts during the calendar months of May (Spring migration) and September (Fall migration) of each year. For each of these months, partners agree to:
    • Host or participate in at least one outreach or educational event focused on Lights Out/Light Pollution within their region (to be defined). Partners can collaborate with other partners on such events.
    • Cross-promote activities/events of all other partners using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, websites, etc.).
  2. Throughout the year, partners agree to:
    • Meet virtually at 1:30 pm on the third Thursday on the odd months of the year or as otherwise agreed to by the partners for the purpose of planning and collaboration.
    • Share best practices to minimize and mitigate light pollution’s impact on migrating birds
    • Promote Lights Out Heartland within their membership and with the public.
    • All project collaborators will promote Lights Out Heartland on their website or social media.  

Partner Meeting Schedule for 2021:

Lights Out Heartland Program Partners meet by ZOOM at 1:30 pm on the third Thursday of odd months of each year. 

For 2021, our meeting dates are as follows:  1/21, 3/18, 5/20, 7/15, 9/16, 11/18