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, canoe trips on kettle ponds, and boat trips in Wellfeet Harbor and Nauset Marsh.

Sampling of Program Topics

Salt Marsh/Tidal Flats Walk - Marine Life Cruise - Squid Dissection - Sea Turtles - Solar & Wind Energy Workshops

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


Girl with an insect on her arm

Our teacher naturalists specialize in providing hands-on interactive learning experiences that encourage investigation of the natural world. We conduct programs both on-site and off-site, and our sanctuary includes five miles of trails through beach, salt marsh, tidal flats, pond, forest, and heathland habitats. Our school programs are aligned with Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks. Learn More

School Program Catalog

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 Wildlife Sanctuary can help. We offer a variety of educational programming including guided hikes, boat trips, and special events. Learn More