Learn from a Nature Guide at Ipswich River

Docent with Adults

From Labor Day through Memorial Day, Sunday visitors to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have a wonderful opportunity to enrich their experience by learning from our knowledgeable docents. Docents are volunteers who are committed to learning about nature and sharing their knowledge with others, and can be found at interesting locations on the property.

Docents interpret a number of topics in a variety of habitats using hands-on materials including natural objects, nets, magnifying glasses, telescopes, and field guidebooks.

Sunday visitors can also join a docent on a free 60-minute nature hike that begins at 1:00 pm in front of the Nature Center (please call the sanctuary office to confirm a docent is on duty). These nature hikes are for all ages and can be a wonderful way to learn more about Massachusetts wildlife.