School & Group Programs at Stony Brook

At Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, we offer a multitude of fun and educational nature-based programs year round for students from age 3 to age 13. Here, students have the opportunity to investigate four varied habitats—pond, wetland, field, and forest. Our boardwalk allows students unique opportunities to observe and enjoy numerous plants and animals creating many teachable moments.

Sampling of Program Topics

Pondering Ponds - Food Chains and Webs - Habitats - Wetlands to Watershed - Marsh Mysteries


A School group on a wooden foot bridge

Stony Brook’s educational programming furnishes students with a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Staff members are well versed in ecological and educational concepts. We strive to provide only the highest quality programs, which stress hands-on, experiential learning. Each program is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks. Learn More

School Program Catalog

Girl Scout group at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Whether you’re leading a Scout group in search of badges, planning a birthday party, or running a homeschool program, the teacher naturalists at Stony Brook can help. We offer different programs designed to help your Scouts meet their badge requirements, fun and educational birthday party themes, and can work with you to design programs for your homeschoolers. Learn More