Programs for Schools at Moose Hill
Moose Hill is a large wildlife sanctuary that has expanded educational opportunities offered at your site or ours for grades Pre-K to 8. Programs are aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks and cover strands in Life Science, Earth Science, History, and Geography. Our searchable School Program Catalog also provides teachers with pdfs of program details that include our objectives, a vocabulary list, and how the program meets specific frameworks.
Each field trip program is designed to engage students through guided discovery, interactive discussions, and games. Students are challenged to make inquiries, investigate, classify, and draw conclusions about the natural world. Our low ratio of one teacher-naturalist to 12-14 students allows all participants to be actively engaged in learning. We can serve up to 140 participants daily. The nature center is universally accessible as are some trails with the use of our all-terrain wheelchair. To learn more about our full-day option that allows you to select two programs at significant savings please contact us.
Staff from Moose Hill will visit your class to provide students with a broader understanding of the natural world. Programs may include interactive discussions, specimen study, and educational games. When possible we may explore the woods and/or fields around the school. Programs are adapted to be age appropriate.
Mass Audubon at Moose Hill partners with preschools to provide programs at the preschool and/or to offer Preschool Nature Days at Moose Hill on days when the preschool is closed. Our success is rooted in our connection to and knowledge of the natural world and our staff who find joy in working with preschoolers and have the skills to teach them. Our goal is to connect children to the natural world.
Our Homeschool classes are designed to expose children to the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, science inquiry, and quiet reflection. Contact us for dates and topics. Homeschool Groups are welcome to schedule any of our School Programs or call us to customize a program to meet your needs.
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary provides professional development opportunities for teachers. All workshops are designed for active participation and practical application in the classroom. Workshops can be held at the wildlife sanctuary or at your school. We are a DOE-approved PDP provider. We can design a workshop to meet your specific needs or you may coordinate the following workshops:
- Project WILD
- Project WILD Aquatic
- Project WET
- Endangered Species
- Project Learning Tree
- Using Your Nature Trail