Teacher Professional Development

Teacher professional development training about wetlands at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon offers professional development workshops designed for active participation and practical application in the classroom, whether virtual or in-person. Teachers can attend workshops offered on a variety of topics or our education staff can design a workshop to meet your specific needs.

Workshops are designed to increase content knowledge, provide teachers with hands-on STEM-focused learning experiences, practice with instructional tools and offer resources for teaching engaging science lessons in the schoolyard or classroom. We use teaching and learning methods associated with inquiry-based instruction while helping teachers navigate standards and curriculum alignment.

Program Spotlight: Nature School for Teachers

In this week-long summer intensive, K-8 science teachers will immerse themselves in science by exploring their local habitat and meaningfully connecting with the science practices embedded in the Massachusetts Science Frameworks. Participants will practice inquiry-based learning methods through hands-on exploration of local habitats, field research, and an investigation design process they can bring back to their classrooms. Learn more >

Looking for nature education programs for adult learners? Check out our upcoming Adult Online Learning programs >

Young children with an educator walking away from the camera into the forest on a trail

Gain excitement for nature-based learning and teaching and discover a variety of ways you can include nature in existing school curricula with expert-led workshops (including custom options). Learn more >