Wild for Wareham

April 17-24, 2021
Wild for Wareham festival logo with sponsor logos

Celebrate spring and school vacation week with Mass Audubon, Wareham Land Trust, and Buzzards Bay Coalition's Onset Bay Center! These three organizations are joining forces to offer a full week of programs that will get you and your family outside and exploring Wareham's wild side.

Program highlights include a walking tour of Mass Audubon's new Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, a kayak tour on the Agawam River with Wareham Land Trust, and an introductory shellfishing program with the Onset Bay Center.

People who register for one or more events will receive a Wild For Wareham program passport that can be used to track the sessions you participate in and enter to win an outdoor exploration pack filled with provisions to explore even more!

How to Register

All programs are free, but pre-registration is required. Attendance for all events will be limited to ensure physical distancing and COVID safety guidelines are met.

→ Click the links in the schedule below for details and/or to register for each program. ←



All Week

"We are Water Protectors" StoryWalk® at Agawam River Trail


"Clam I Am" StoryWalk® at Onset Beach  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm


(FULL) Salt Marsh Discovery at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary • 9:00-10:00 am


(FULL) Habitat Hunt at Burgess Point • 9:00-11:00 am
"Tweedy & Barnes Hiking Exploration" on WCTV • 6:00-7:00 pm


(FULL) Youth Learn to Shellfish at Shell Point • 9:00-11:00 am
History of Great Neck Walk at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary • 12:00-1:00 pm


(FULL) Treasure Hunt at Wickets Island • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Community Planning for Conservation 101 (Online) • 7:00-8:00 pm 


Earth Day Clean-Up at Onset Beach • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Invasive Plant Removal at Marks Cove • 1:00-3:00 pm
Volunteer Day at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary • 5:00-6:00 pm


Adopt a Tree at Wareham Free Library • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Meet the Scientist at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary • 3:00-4:00 pm
(FULL) Sunset Family Paddle at Onset Bay Reserve • 5:30-7:00 pm


Invasive Plant Art-Build at Marks Cove • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
(FULL) Family Learn to Shellfish at Shell Point • 1:00-3:00 pm

About Our Partner Organizations

Buzzards Bay Coalition's Onset Bay Center

The Onset Bay Center, located right on Onset Beach, offers high-quality on-the-water programs for people of all ages. Through a variety of outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, rowing, shellfishing, and shoreline ecology, the OBC helps community members build a personal connection with our local environment. Learn more >

Wareham Land Trust

Our mission is to conserve Wareham’s open space and natural resources, to unite citizens in a common goal of conservation and responsible land use, and to educate the public about the environmental and economic benefits of protecting open space and promoting sustainable development. Learn more > 

Additional Support

These programs wouldn't be possible without funding, discounts, and support provided by a Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grant*, Wareham Garden Club, Wareham Cultural Council, Wareham Free Library, and Nemasket Kayak Center.

*SNEP Watershed Grants are funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a collaboration with Restore America's Estuaries (RAE).

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Massachusetts Cultural Council logo
Wareham Garden Club logo
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