Programs for Schools
Mass Audubon in-person and virtual programs combine standards-based science content with the joy and excitement of learning about nature! Our award-winning school programs can bring the natural world to you and your students through field trips and educational programs that are aligned with Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks.
Find School Programs Near You (In-Person & Online)
Any program we teach at our wildlife sanctuary or in your classroom can be taught outside in your schoolyard following all COVID-safe guidelines. Or, invite one of our experienced teacher naturalists into your online class. All of our school programs localize science content through customized, activity-based lessons that help support your life and earth science content.
Berkshires & Connecticut River Valley
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket
Felix Neck, Edgartown
Current Statewide Programs
Science of Massachusetts (K–Grade 8)
This multi-week curriculum will engage your students in exciting, hands-on, nature-based science whether they are at home, in a nearby park, or in their schoolyard with you. Tightly aligned to the Massachusetts Science Frameworks, all lessons are designed with flexibility and ease-of-use in mind and can support various class formats (remote, hybrid, in-person).
Available units include:
- Discover Nature in Your Neighborhood (K–Grade 2)
- Rooted in Science: Trees! (K–Grade 2)
- You as a Scientist (Grades 3–5)
- Energy on Earth (Grades 3–5)
- Coming soon: Introduction to Field Journaling & Climate Change (Grades 6–8)
- Coming soon: Making Waves - Solving Climate Change in Your Watershed (Grades 6–8)
Mass Audubon educators are available to lead these lessons, or you can lead them yourself using our lesson plans, videos and activity guides. Support is available for districts with financial challenges, and our curriculum is designed to be accessible to all learners.
Animal Encounters Online (K–Grade 12)
Build engagement by bringing a live animal into your virtual classroom—birds of prey, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, even insects. These sessions are designed to complement your curriculum with a standards-aligned lesson built around a live animal visit.