Accessible Programs

Group exploring an accessible trail at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Group exploring an accessible trail

In addition to offering opportunities to explore our wildlife sanctuaries independently, Mass Audubon also offers programs at select sanctuaries for people with accessibility and/or special needs.

LEAF at Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)

LEAF at Drumlin Farm provides environmental education curriculum-based programming for people of all abilities. Our comprehensive adapted educational programming is taught by our trained teacher-naturalists, who ensure that our programming is inclusive for a broad range of abilities. We strive to increase the participation of children and adults with disabilities in environmental education programs.

A Sensory Trail sign about butterfly life cycles
Sensory Trail sign about butterfly life cycles

Sensory Farm Explorations

Using all of our senses we will explore and experience life on a local farm. Students will have the opportunity to participate in adapted daily chores and other adapted farm activities

Sensory Nature Explorations 

Using all of our senses, we will explore fields, trails, forests, and wetlands. Through a variety of hands-on activities, investigate the relationships among plants, animals, people, and the natural resources we share.

Custom Outreach Programming 

Our outreach programs bring our teacher-naturalists to your school. Programs may include bringing native wildlife into the classroom, or guided investigations of outdoor areas at or near your school. Our programs enrich natural history and science lessons and help build connections to the local environment. 

Birding by Ear with Joppa Flats Education Center (Newburyport)

Twice a year, a group from the Lowell Association for the Blind (LAB) heads to Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport for a day of learning about nature and how to identify birds by the sounds they make. 

Birding by Van with North River Wildlife Sanctuary (Marshfield)

This program, which is offered multiple times a year through North River, is for those who love birding but can't walk long distances. Visit local hot spots to see what you can find outside the van’s windows. The group will step outside occasionally and take short walks on level ground.