Ipswich River Education Center Campaign

We did it!

Thanks to so many amazing and generous supporters, we have reached our goal and will be breaking ground on the Carol Decker Nature Classroom this fall.

Boys going insect netting in a meadow

About the Center

The Education Center will serve as the heart of our educational programming, providing a center for gathering before field excursions, a quiet place for learning and reflection, and a collaborative hub for students.

The new center will overlook a bird garden, and will be filled with microscopes, tables, and chairs that seat 20 people. This new building will also offer the opportunity to expand programs and community events, such as Audubon Nature Festival, which annually attracts over 1,200 people.

Education at Ipswich River

Teacher naturalist encouraging boy to investigate a plant tank

In 2017, Ipswich River’s programs reached an astonishing 14,000 school children. People of all ages come to Ipswich River through summer camps, birthday parties, special events, and programs such as guided walks, nature art classes, and the Teen Conservation Club.

A knowledgeable and passionate team of educators uses each program to provide participants with a better understanding of the relationships at work in nature. The Education Center Campaign will allow Ipswich River to continue this important work, in all seasons, and for more people.