Programs at Your School

An educator naturalist showing a live Eastern Screech Owl to classroom students

Incorporate nature-based learning into your classroom, support your science curriculum, and help students discover the wonder of the natural world in their own schoolyard. We offer a variety of school-based, standards-aligned programs that will get students exploring science concepts in the classroom or outdoors in your schoolyard.

Schoolyard Ecology

Students will explore the ecology of their schoolyard through hands-on activities that help develop core science practices and bring classroom content to life. Whether you have a parking lot surrounded by weeds, a soccer field, or a vernal pool in your schoolyard, we will make the most of it!

Classroom Labs

Give your science lab a nature-based spin. Through exciting, inquiry-based science activities, students will observe, investigate, classify, think critically, and draw conclusions about the natural world—all inside the classroom.

Our educators bring tools and samples of pond water, soil, fungi, or other natural materials that provoke wonder and engage students in hands-on exploration.

Animal Ambassadors

Let the natural world come to you and bring core science concepts to life with a classroom visit from native wildlife and a Mass Audubon wildlife expert. Programs include live animal observations and interactive discussions that honor the questions and observations of students while weaving in relevant science content.

Note that we work primarily with wildlife that cannot be released into the wild. Our animal availability will vary from region to region.

Find School Programs Near You

West

Pleasant Valley, Lenox
Arcadia, Easthampton & Northampton

Central

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton

Metro West

Broadmoor, Natick
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln
Habitat, Belmont

North Shore

Ipswich River, Topsfield
Joppa Flats, Newburyport
Endicott, Wenham (Salt Marsh Science Project)

Boston

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Metro South

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton
Moose Hill, Sharon
Museum of American Bird Art, Canton
Stony Brook, Norfolk

South East

North River, Marshfield
Oak Knoll, Attleboro
Tidmarsh, Plymouth

Cape Cod

Long Pasture, Barnstable
Wellfleet Bay, South Wellfleet

Islands

Felix Neck, Edgartown


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Dive Deeper

Our extended, multi-week programs engage students in active, inquiry-based environmental learning in their own classroom and schoolyard over multiple visits. Learn more >

Field Trips

Most in-school programs can be paired with a field experience at your local Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Learn more >