Programs for Schools at Drumlin Farm
Unique in its position as both a working farm and a wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm has delivered environmental education programs to hundreds of thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students in Massachusetts.
Our teacher naturalists work with students to help them develop an appreciation for native plants and animals and their habitats as well as the relationships of these ecological communities to our agricultural practices.
Programs emphasize the connections between people and the land and how our everyday choices affect the environment. All programs are geared to the age level and curriculum needs of your students.
Whether you want to bring nature into the classroom or take lessons outside, our programs offer insight into New England habitats and native species and enrich natural history and science lessons while strengthening students’ connections to the environment. Our Teacher Naturalists can visit your school virtually or in-person, or you can explore the farmyard and fields on a trip to the farm.
Whether they take place at our site or yours, our programs provide preschoolers ways to connect to the natural world through seasonal hands-on activities, songs, stories, farm chores, nature walks, and wildlife discoveries. We are also home to Drumlin Farm’s Community Preschool for ages 3–6. Our preschool is licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care and recognized for innovative nature-based early education experiences for young children.
Drumlin Farm offers professional development opportunities for teachers at your site and at our wildlife sanctuary. Workshops are designed to give teachers the tools they need in the classroom to develop and implement supplemental lessons. In our workshops, we utilize local habitats to learn about ecological principles, local habitats, and species identification and how to teach these lessons in the classroom through a hands-on, and inquiry-driven approach. We are a DOE-approved PDP provider and offer year-round science education courses to classroom teachers.
Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries, including Drumlin Farm, offer scheduled and custom professional development workshops throughout the year.