Cape Cod Field Schools

Adult group boat trip at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Active Field Courses for Adults

Since 1986, Wellfleet Bay has offered Cape Cod Field Schools, 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!




Spring Run: Herring and Eels
May 6–8, 2016
Turtles of the Outer Cape
June 24–26, 2016 
Whales and Seals of Cape Cod
September 23–25, 2016 
Migrants: Hawks to Warblers
May 13–15, 2016 
Outer Cape by Kayak (Session II) 
July 21–23, 2016
Flotsam: Hiking the Tideline
October 8–9, 2016 
Hiking Backwoods and Beaches
May 21–22, 2016
The Art of Macro Photography
July 29–31, 2016
Exploring the Cape’s Living Landscape
October 22–23, 2016 
Outer Cape by Kayak (Session I)
June 16–18, 2016
Insects of Summer
August 5–7, 2016
Sea Turtle Strandings
November 11–13, 2016
  Hatching Diamondback Terrapins
August 26–28, 2016 
  Coastal Field Ornithology
September 9–11, 2016
  Landscapes in Color
September 17–18, 2016