Multi-week Science Series

Teen examining organisms in a pond water sample

Our multi-week science series engage students in hands-on, inquiry-based environmental learning in their own classroom and schoolyard over multiple visits. Programs are aligned to the Massachusetts Science Frameworks, and model internationally benchmarked Next Generation Science Standards.

Naturalist-in-Residence Program (K–Grade 5)

Weekly or monthly visits from a Mass Audubon naturalist at your school

Get students outside and exploring the natural world right outside of their school doors. Our naturalists will work alongside teachers to develop and integrate lessons into existing classroom curricula to increase students’ knowledge of and appreciation for local landscapes and wildlife. Frequency of visits can vary from weekly to monthly visits.

Science of Massachusetts (K–Grade 5)

A multi-week science curriculum based at your school

This inquiry-based program, which is tightly aligned to the Massachusetts Science Curriculum Frameworks, takes a deep dive into the excitement of learning through place-based inquiry.

Students will get outside, complete field journaling assignments, develop important science practices, and be invited to find their place in nature and impact their world, whether they live in an urban, suburban, or rural community. Each series of lessons is designed to complement one of your existing science units. Learn more >

Climate of Massachusetts (Grades 6–8)

A multi-week climate change curriculum based at your school

Dive into the science and civics of climate change through outdoor, place-based learning alongside an experienced Mass Audubon educator. This standards-aligned curriculum introduces students to the underlying scientific concepts as well as the local and global human impacts of climate change, while keeping the focus on actions that students can take to lessen its effects and help build more equitable and resilient communities.

Designed to engage students without overwhelming them, this unit includes outdoor experiences, field journal assignments, and opportunities to take action.

Find a Program Series Near You

In addition to the programs listed above, many Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries provide unique experiences for learning based on its habitats, ecology, and facilities. Learn more about the multi-week program series that are offered in your region below or contact us to begin designing your program.

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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We also offer afterschool programs as a way for students to dive into nature-based learning after the bell rings. Learn more >