Cape Cod Field Schools

Adult group boat trip at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Active Field Courses for Adults

Wellfleet Bay offers a wide variety of courses for adults that focus on the unique coastal environment and wildlife of Cape Cod. Field Schools emphasize active outdoor "in-the-field" experiences and are taught by professional naturalists and scientists. Courses are either 2, 3, or 4 days in length—providing just enough time to become immersed in the subject.

The beaches, woods, dunes, and wetlands of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the islands off Chatham, and the waters of Cape Cod provide the setting for the courses.

Previous experience is not required-just an inquisitive mind and an eagerness to learn!

2015 Schedule




Painting Spring: Blooms & Buds
May 24-25

Coastal Ecology by Kayak (Session 1)
May 28-31

Whales & Seals
June 19-21

Turtles of the Outer Cape
June 25-28

Coastal Ecology by Kayak (Session 2) 
July 9-12

Digital Wildlife Photography 
July 24-26

Introduction to Shorebirds
July 31-August 2

Bees & Other Pollinators
August 15-16

The Art of Nature Sketching
August 21-23

Coastal Field Ornithology
August 27-30

Hatching Diamondback Terrapins
September 4-6

Mindfulness in Nature
September 11-13

Kettle Ponds by Kayak
September 18-20

Harvesting Cape Cod
September 25-26

Wild Words: Exploring Nature and Literature
October 2-4

Fall Migrants: Birding the Edges
October 9-11

Hiking Backwoods and Backwaters
October 24-25

Sea Turtle Strandings
November 13-15