Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for scout troops, birthdays, homeschools, and more. Experienced naturalists will engage children and adults alike as you explore the nature of the region. Our staff is ready to customize any program to fit the needs of your group.
Oak Knoll offers programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. 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. Our popular scout overnight program, complete with naturalist led night hike and a campfire to roast marshmallows, is perfect for young or first time campers. Programs are offered after school or on weekends. Ask us about opportunities for Eagle or Gold Award projects.
Tired of the same birthday venue? Looking for a place to have a fun and memorable birthday for your child? Oak Knoll offers birthday party programs for children of all ages. We offer a variety of birthday themes and kids will enjoy a scavenger hunt on the trail, searching for frogs and salamanders, playing games, and making unique fairy and troll homes with natural & found materials. Learn More
Our homesschool programs are designed to encourage children to interact with the natural environment through exploration and inquiry-based learning and with each other through group building and games. Oak Knoll has many offerings for homeschooling including: Botany, Physics & Chemistry in Nature, Kitchen Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy, Art, Organic Gardening, Hibernation & Migration, Bio-mimicry, Life Cycles, Watershed Science, Solar Energy and a Natural History Travel Program.
Enhance your preschool program by offering science education at your school. Once a month enjoy a visit from an Oak Knoll teacher/naturalist, who will bring the wonder of the natural world to your classroom. Each month has a different theme such as butterflies, bats, owls, bugs and seeds. We bring all materials needed for the lesson. These programs provide wonderful learning opportunities for your preschool students. The programs are a mix of hands-on activities, experiments, songs, demonstrations, stories and nature walks. Our programs are specially designed to strengthen listening and observation skills while teaching students about the natural world.
We have facilities available for rental by private and public groups and organizations. The facilities include a parking area, tables, chairs, kitchen facilities, a natural history library, live turtle display, public restrooms, handicap accessibility, picnic tables, trails, and nature play spaces. Non-profits enjoy a discount on the rental fee per hour.
Looking for Group Programs for Adults?
Mass Audubon offers educational programs for garden clubs, senior centers, historical groups, and many other clubs and organizations.