School & Group Programs at Wellfleet Bay

At Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, we offer a multitude of fun and educational nature-based programs year round for students from preschool through high school. Schools and groups that visit our sanctuary participate in field walks, natural history presentations, and experiential research projects. Our teacher-naturalists also travel to schools and community venues to deliver inquiry-based natural history lessons. We also lead outdoor explorations of areas beyond our sanctuary’s borders including dune hikes, kayak trips on kettle ponds, and boat trips in Cape Cod Bay.

→ We ask that all groups that visit our sanctuary participate in an educational program with us. General admission is not offered to groups.

Sample Program Topics

Salt Marsh/Tidal Flats Walk • Marine Life Cruise • Squid Dissection • Sea Turtles • Bird Research in Action

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 Wellfleet Bay that shows you what to expect!


Girl with an insect on her arm

Our teacher naturalists specialize in providing hands-on, interactive school programs that encourage investigation of the natural world both at the sanctuary or offsite.

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A group program on a boat trip

Whether you’re leading a scout group in search of badges, planning a birthday party, or running a homeschool program, the teacher naturalists at Wellfleet Bay can help!

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