Professional Development for Teachers

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Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries offer professional development workshops designed for active participation and practical application in the classroom. Teachers can attend workshops offered on a variety of topics or our education staff can design a workshop to meet your specific needs. Workshops can be held at the wildlife sanctuary or at your school.

Find Workshops for Teachers by Region

Connecticut River Valley

Arcadia, Easthampton & Northampton

Central Massachusetts

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton

North Shore

Endicott, Wenham
Ipswich River, Topsfield
Joppa Flats, Newburyport

Greater Boston

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln
Museum of American Bird Art, Canton
Moose Hill, Sharon
Stony Brook, Norfolk

Cape & Islands

Long Pasture, Barnstable
Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet

New Hampshire

Wildwood, Rindge


Summer Professional Development Courses

Mass Audubon’s summer professional development courses are designed to provide teachers with unique hands-on STEM-focused learning experiences. Our program uses teaching learning methods associated with inquiry-based instruction while helping teachers navigate STEM standards and curriculum alignment. Each course utilizes Mass Audubon’s unique ecological landscapes as our classroom.    

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In addition, several Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries are working with the Wade Institute for Science Education to offer graduate-level courses in summer for upper elementary, middle school, and high school educators. Learn more >


Wetland Teacher Professional Development Workshop

  • Wetlands Professional Development
    Two-day workshop for all grade-level educators
  • 10 PDPs are available for this workshop

This workshop is presented by Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary as part of their Living Lab Wetland Project. Workshop participants spend time in the field as well as in the classroom. 

No workshops are planned at this time. But be sure to check back for future Living Lab opportunities!