Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at Arcadia

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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for Scout troops, birthdays, homeschools, and more. On sanctuary as well as off-site options are available, with a broad range of nature-based programs.

 

Scout Programs | Birthday Parties | Homeschool Programs | Private Functions & Events


Scout Programs

Scouts © Jon Cooper

Arcadia offers programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts programs. Our qualified educators are available to lead groups, exploring diverse habitats of the wildlife sanctuary and covering many natural history topics. We can design a program to fulfill the requirements of a specific badge. Large group Girl Scout badges are also cosponsored with the Girl Scouts of Central/Western Massachusetts. Programs are offered after school or on weekends. Ask us about opportunities for Eagle or Gold Award projects.


Birthday Parties

Kids circling a tree at Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking for a place to have a fun and memorable birthday for your child? Arcadia offers 2-hour weekend birthday party programs for children ages 4–12. Children begin by playing nature games or making a nature craft followed by a one-hour hike or scavenger hunt. Parents are responsible for the last half hour in which they may bring cake, ice cream, etc.


Homeschool

Girl ponding, © Robert Floyd

Our nature homeschool program has sessions that are 6 weeks long with 2 hours of instruction time each week for students ages 5-10. Each session has a different and engaging nature and/or science theme. The classes encourage children to interact with the environment through nature exploration and science-based learning and with each other. Portions of the program will take place indoors, but we anticipate spending the majority of time outside. Participants will also receive optional journal assignments each week to help further their learning and share with their families.

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Private Functions & Events

Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

With over 700 acres of forest, meadows, marsh, and wetlands, as well as abundant wildlife throughout the year, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary offers a perfect setting for your event. Our large meeting room has a view of a vernal pool, permanent pond, and field while our small meeting room offers a bright space for more intimate groups.

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Looking for Group Programs for Adults?

Mass Audubon offers educational programs for garden clubs, senior centers, historical groups, and many other clubs and organizations.

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