Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at Long Pasture

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Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, located on Barnstable Harbor, offers a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for preschoolers, Scout troops, homeschools, and more.

Seasonal changes bring wonderful natural events at the sanctuary such as the first calls of wood frogs in March, the mating displays of American woodcocks in April, the first flight of monarch butterflies in early June, the brilliant red foliage of the Tupelo trees in September, and the arrival of common eider in October.

Preschool • Scouts • Homeschool • Private Functions & Events

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Long Pasture Nature Preschool Explorers making mud pies

Preschool Programs

Our preschool program provides wonderful learning opportunities for ages 3-5. The program is a mix of hands-on activities, experiments, songs, animal demonstrations, stories, and nature walks. Our program is specially designed to promote whole-child growth and learning while developing a lifelong relationship with the outdoors.

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Scouts doing a program at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Scout Programs

Long Pasture offers programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. Our qualified educators are available to lead groups, exploring diverse habitats of the wildlife sanctuary and covering many natural history topics. We can design a program to fulfill some of the requirements of a specific badge. Self-guided hikes can also be arranged. Programs are offered after school or on weekends. Ask us about opportunities for Eagle or Gold Award projects.

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Kids with a horseshoe crab

Homeschool Programs

Our homeschool programs are designed to encourage children to interact with the environment through nature exploration and science-based learning. Whenever possible we split large groups into small teams to make these experiences more personal. Portions of the program will take place indoors, but most days we anticipate spending the majority of time outdoors at the wildlife sanctuary. Participants may also receive "home projects" each week to help further their learning and to share with their families.

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Facility Rentals

We have facilities available for rental by private and public groups and organizations and wedding ceremonies. Our sanctuary offers a spectacular view of Barnstable Harbor and Sandy Neck Barrier Beach which is beautiful in all seasons.

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Looking for group programs for adults?

Long Pasture offers educational programs for garden clubs, senior centers, historical groups, and many other clubs and organizations.

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