School & Group Programs at Ipswich River

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All self-guided school or group parking reservations must be scheduled through our office at least one week in advancePlease contact us to schedule your visit.

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At Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, we offer a multitude of educational and fun nature-based programs for students ages 2-18. We have over 2,000 acres of interesting habitats including fields, vernal pools, forests, swamps, islands, and eskers. There is also an 8-mile stretch of the Ipswich River that meanders through the sanctuary.

This diverse terrain creates ideal habitat for a huge variety of organisms, as well as endless opportunities for learning. We'd love to share this amazing place with your students and/or groups!

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Examples of Program Topics

Signs of the Season • Insects • Seeds & Plants • Local Ecosystems • Maple Sugaring • River Ecology

Children with ponding instructor © Charlie Reinertsen
© Charlie Reinertsen

Whether you want to bring nature into the classroom or take lessons outside, Ipswich River's 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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From scout groups in search of badges to homeschool families looking for field trips, our teacher naturalists can help! Ipswich River is an excellent setting for outdoor exploration. Allow our highly-skilled educators to guide your group through this wonderful sanctuary and create a learning experience like no other.

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