For Educators

Grade 3 students exploring the garden at Boston Nature Center

Nature is a laboratory for students, classroom teachers, and educators of all backgrounds. Mass Audubon's educators support students and teachers as they increase their understanding of environmental science, learn how natural systems and cycles work, and think through the relationship of humans and the natural world. By engaging directly with nature, our programs invite participants to think like scientists, engage in meaningful discussion about what they discover, and reflect on their connection to the environment.

For the 2022-2023 School Year

Mass Audubon is offering both outdoor in-person and virtual programs.

  • In-person programs take science learning and exploration outside in schoolyards, community parks, and at our wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Virtual classes include curriculum-based lessons for K-12 students, professional development for teachers, resources for early childhood classrooms, and live (online) animal encounters.

Mass Audubon offers in-person and virtual professional development workshops for early childhood, K–12, and adult educators. Custom workshops are also available. Learn more >

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Programs

Several wildlife sanctuaries across the state offer a variety of afterschool programs developed for Pre-K through Grade 8. Learn more >

Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Programs

Group of students at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary © Gail Hansche Godin
© Gail Hansche Godin

Our educators love working with homeschooling families, and we offer several options for homeschoolers and their parents. Discover programs >

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Youth Climate Leadership Program

Students presenting at a Youth Climate Summit © Phil Doyle
Youth Climate Summit © Phil Doyle

This one-year program brings teams of middle and high school students together to create and manage Climate Leadership Projects for their schools and communities. Learn more >

Family looking over a pond © Daniel Welsh
© Daniel Welsh

Nature Play Days encourage everyone to get out in nature each season through a variety of play ideas and activities! Learn more >