School & Group Programs at Wachusett Meadow

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At Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, we offer a multitude of fun and educational nature-based programs for students from Preschool to High School, as well as College and Community groups. Programs can be scheduled weekdays or weekends year round.

We have 12 miles of trails that traverse nearly 1,200 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows, all of which support abundant and diverse wildlife. Additionally, the sanctuary’s historic farmhouse and barns, resident sheep flock, and hay fields offer additional curriculum options and a unique opportunity to appreciate human and natural history side by side.

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Examples of Program Topics

Habitat Exploration • Plant/Animal Adaptations • Massachusetts Native Wildlife • Interpretive Hikes • Life Cycles

What to Expect When You Visit

Are you preparing to visit us with your children or a group of students, including those with special needs? If so, we encourage you to review this step-by-step photo tour (Social Story) of Wachusett Meadow that shows you what to expect!

Wachusett Meadow's nature-based school programs for students at all levels. Choose from guided hikes, classroom visits, multi-session habitat explorations, and more! 

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From scout groups in search of badges to homeschool families looking for field trips, our teacher naturalists can help! Wachusett Meadow offers a broad range of nature-based programs for groups year-round.

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Wachusett Meadow provides professional development opportunities for teachers in natural history and related sciences. Teachers can attend workshops offered on a variety of topics, or our education staff can design a program to meet your specific needs. Workshops can be held at the sanctuary or at your school. Learn More >