School & Group Programs at Drumlin Farm

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Drumlin Farm is a 291-acre wildlife sanctuary and working farm located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The sanctuary features an array of natural habitats, including fields, shrublands, woodland, and wetlands. At the heart of the sanctuary is a working farm with both livestock and crops operations. A well-maintained trail system, displays of native wildlife, and interactive features allow visitors and students to experience nature and explore sustainable farming.

Drumlin Farm’s education staff is committed to an inquiry-based integrated teaching approach, customized to meet your curricular needs and the needs of your students.

Sampling of Program Topics

Farming & Agriculture • Habitats of New England • Freshwater Ecology • Ecological Issues


What to Expect When You Visit

Are you preparing to visit us with your children or a group of students, including those with special needs? If so, we encourage you to review this step-by-step photo tour (Social Story) of Drumlin Farm that shows you what to expect!


School group at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

At Drumlin Farm, you can experience life on a working farm and explore a wildlife sanctuary at the same time! This unique setting provides opportunities to delve into the interdependence of people, land, and wildlife. Visit pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and cows in the farmyard; learn how crops are sustainably grown on-site; walk the trails to explore field, forest, and wetland habitat; and observe resident owls, hawks, and a fox in native wildlife exhibits.

Whether you want to bring nature into the classroom or take lessons outside, our programs for schools offer insight into New England habitats and native species and enrich natural history and science lessons while strengthening students’ connections to the environment.

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Whether you’re leading a Scout group in search of badges, planning a birthday party, or running a homeschool or afterschool program, our teacher naturalists can help!

Taking part in one of our programs allows your participants to gain an appreciation for and awareness of the natural world and your connection to it. We offer onsite and outreach programs specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of your group.

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