Afterschool Experiences at Your School
Enrich your afterschool program with a nature-based option that will get students outdoors to explore, have fun, and practice age-appropriate science skills in their own schoolyard. Whether you have asphalt and a few trees, a school garden, or a full forest surrounding your school, we will help your students connect with the diversity and wonder of the natural world.
Environmental Explorers (K–Grade 8)
Designed for groups of 12–15 students, Environmental Explorers is a weekly afterschool offering that connects students in grades K–8 to nature wherever they are. Each week, students dig into a new topic while building science practices and naturalist skills. When possible, lessons will bring students outside and use whatever environment is readily available.
Environmental Leaders Club (Grades 6–12)
This year-long afterschool club engages youth in project-based learning about environmental issues affecting their own community, and gets them involved in developing solutions that make an impact.
Throughout the year, students will connect with their peers and an experienced Mass Audubon teacher/mentor; participate in community science projects; meet adults in environmental careers; and give back to their community while building important leadership and teamwork skills along the way. The spring is devoted to student-led action projects that address local environmental issues.
Clubs usually meet once a week, but the schedule is adjustable based on your needs.
Find Afterschool Programs Near You
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Afterschool Programs for Families
If you are looking for sanctuary-based afterschool experiences for your family, rather than a school-based afterschool program, please check our program catalog for upcoming opportunities.