Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at South Shore Sanctuaries

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The South Shore Sanctuaries offer a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for Scout troops, birthdays, homeschools, and more.

Hundreds of acres of grassland, woodlands, and wetlands provide opportunities for bird watching, wildlife observation, and trail explorations. Our Discovery Room, bird and butterfly gardens, and nature play areas provide additional learning spaces to connect with nature.

Scout Programs | Birthday Parties | Homeschool Programs | Preschool Programs | Private Functions & Events

Scout Programs

Scouts looking for butterflies at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. Our qualified educators are available to lead groups, exploring diverse habitats of the wildlife sanctuaries and covering many natural history topics. We can design a program to fulfill the requirements of a specific badge. Programs are offered after school or on weekends and include: Leave No Trace, EcoExplorers, and Sharing Your World with Wildlife. Ask us about opportunities for Eagle or Gold Award projects.

Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have a fun and memorable birthday for your child? North River Wildlife Sanctuary offer birthday party programs for children of all ages. Parties at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary can include a hayride through the fields in search of wildlife, while our North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers an indoor space to gather with guests. Parties are available for children age 5 and older.

Homeschool Programs

A salamander on the hands of a student

Our programs are designed to encourage children to interact with the environment through nature exploration and science-based learning. Group building activities and games encourage cooperation and having fun in the outdoors. Many of our school and group programs can be adapted to meet the needs of homeschool groups.

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Preschool Programs

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These programs provide wonderful learning opportunities for your preschool students. The programs are a mix of hands-on activities, experiments, songs, demonstrations, stories, and nature walks. Our programs are specially designed to strengthen listening and observation skills while teaching students about the natural world.

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Party & Function Rentals

North River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center

We have facilities available for rental by private and public groups and organizations. Perfect for celebrating special occasions and club meetings, our North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers an attractive meeting room in a lovely turn-of-the-century estate house. The fields of Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary also make a lovely backdrop for celebrations under a tent.

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Looking for Group Programs for Adults?

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

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