Learn from a Nature Guide at Ipswich River

COVID-19 Update 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ipswich River has suspended the Nature Guide program until further notice.

Docent with Adults

From fall through early spring, visitors to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have a wonderful opportunity to enrich their experience by learning from our knowledgeable docents.

Docents are volunteers committed to learning about nature and sharing their knowledge with others, and they can be found at interesting locations on the property. They interpret a number of topics in a variety of habitats using hands-on materials including natural objects, nets, magnifying glasses, telescopes, and field guidebooks.

We recommend calling ahead (978-887-9264) to confirm that a docent is on duty.

Find a Nature Guide*

Sundays & Monday holidays • 10 am-3 pm

On Sundays, visitors can meet at 1:00 pm in front of the Nature Center to join a docent on a free 60-minute nature hike! These nature hikes are for all ages and can be a wonderful way to learn more about Massachusetts wildlife.

*Docent program runs from Labor Day through Memorial Day.