Preschool Programs

Scales, Tails, Claws, and Jaws! Bring the Natural World of Cape Cod into your Classroom

Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Preschool Programs

Preschool students looking through microscope

For more than 20 years, the Wellfleet Bay has been offering programs in Cape Cod schools to foster children’s curiosity about the natural world with inquiry-based, hands-on lessons. Mass Audubon’s experienced teacher-naturalists also provide:

  • Programs are aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks and incorporate a mixture of sensory activities, experiments, dramatic play, songs, stories, natural history artifacts and live animal presentations.
  • Developmentally appropriate lessons focus on introducing students to seasonal changes, life cycles and characteristics of different types of plants and animals.
  • Lessons which incorporate STEM skills and provide a foundation for future learning. 

Holding a crab, watching a minnow, or touching a bird nest provides children with positive first impressions of the natural world and connect curriculum to concrete phenomena.  Create lasting memories with us!

See our brochure for complete program offerings.


Classes Include:

Animals of the Coast, Animals in Winter, Signs of Spring, Baby Birds, Bats, Fish, Nocturnal Animals, Owls, Skulls and Bones, Spiders, Turtles, and Whales! 

 $75 per half hour class

For more information please contact: 

Jessica MacManus
School Programs Coordinator
jmacma[email protected]
508-349-2615 ext. 111