Adult Group Programs at Blue Hills

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Lifelong Learning Programs

These programs are intended for adult groups, such as church groups, retirement communities, and garden clubs. Programs run for approximately an hour.


$250 per one-hour program

Program Topics


Get up close to live owls native to Massachusetts, discover the unique features that help these birds to survive, and learn about the conservation challenges currently faced by our local owls. Find out the best ways to discover which of these birds live near you.

Birds of Prey

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

The State of Massachusetts Wildlife

Wildlife populations are constantly changing. In this presentation,we’ll share some of the most up-to-date information about the status of wild creatures, meet a few live animals, explain some of their conservation challenges, and suggest what you could do to help.  

Reptiles of Massachusetts

There are many misunderstandings between humans and scaled creatures, which has led to problems—for the reptiles. Meet some of Massachusetts’ resident reptiles and find out about human threats to their survival.

This program is not recommended for groups larger than 30.

Essential Birds, Bird Essentials

Ever wondered about the winged and feathered animals that live around you? This program is an introduction to the most common birds in Massachusetts, with tips on how to identify them and some of the most effective ways to see and learn from them. At the conclusion of the program, get a close look at birds of prey that are likely in your backyard.

Honeybees and Other Pollinators

In this presentation, we’ll take a close look at honeybees and other bees (including bumblebees, sweat bees, mason bees, etc.) and find out what goes on inside a hive, look at the conservation challenges facing pollinators, and suggest what you can do to support bees and other pollinating insects.

This presentation makes use of video and photographs and does not include live animals.