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!

Read detailed descriptions of the courses in the program catalog. Register on-line or download the printable brochure (above right) and mail in your registration.

2014 Courses






Whales & Seals of Cape Cod

April 11–13


Coastal Ecology by Kayak

July 9–12 & July 23-26


Kettle Ponds by Kayak

September 19–21 & October 3 -5

Field Sketching for Birders

April 26–27


Nature Sketching for Scaredy Cats

July 25–27   


Where the Land Ends

September 26–28   

Migrants: Hawks to Warblers

May 9–11 


Introduction to Shorebirds

August 8–10 


Nature of Digital Photography

October 3–5   

Cape Cod in Bloom

May 31–June 1


Coastal Field Ornithology

August 21–24   


Hiking Backwoods & Backwaters

October 25–26   

Fisheries of Cape Cod

June 13–15   


Hatching Diamondback Terrapins

August 29–31 & September 5–7   


Sea Turtle Strandings

November 14–16  

Turtles of the Outer Cape

June 19–22   


Wild Words: Nature & Literature

September 12–14 


Winter Ducks & Seabirds

December 5–6