Regional News

Check here for the latest news from Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around the state.

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Islands

Amity Shark Race at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event August 29, 2021

It's time to race your wooden shark fins and help support Felix Neck! The first "shark" to make it across Sengekontacket Pond and over the finish line wins the coveted Shark Fin Trophy for their sponsor.

Youth volunteers help plant seedlings at Nantucket Sanctuaries

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

The Youth Environmental Stewardship program is a paid summer internship that enables island youth to gain hands-on conservation and management experience at our sanctuaries. We have the chance to fund three students—but we need your help to make it happen! 

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Metro South

MABA 2020 campers in face masks creating art outside

Museum of American Bird Art

At Wild at Art Summer Camp in Canton, campers ages 4.5–14 have fun as naturalists, teaching artists, and trained counselors lead them in outdoor explorations and creative art projects. Registration is open!

MABA 2020 campers in face masks creating art outside

Museum of American Bird Art

At Wild at Art Summer Camp in Canton, campers ages 4.5–14 have fun as naturalists, teaching artists, and trained counselors lead them in outdoor explorations and creative art projects. Registration is open!

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Metro West

Mass Audubon naturalist holding hawk

Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Teens and pre-teens can connect to nature in the community with Mass Audubon naturalists and drop-in activities featuring live wildlife (owls, hawks, and more!), nature exploration, art-making with natural materials, and local ice cream.

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North Shore

The new Motus radio receiving tower at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River has joined the Motus Wildlife Tracking System! By participating in this exciting collaborative research network, scientists and educators across New England will be able to better understand the ecology and conservation of migratory birds.

Small boy exploring the shoreline at Joppa Flats Education Center in summer © Jana Gauthier

Joppa Flats Education Center

No need to face the long lines, parking challenges, and crowds at the beach to find some fun this summer! Families are invited to join us on select Thursdays and Fridays for 2-hour, guided outdoor explorations in the riverside yard at Joppa.

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South East

Families in a group program seining at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in summer

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event August 14, 2021

Celebrate summer and our approaching Duck Derby with free admission to the sanctuary and activities like guided walks, nature crafts for kids, and an exciting silent auction featuring items from local retailers!

Mass Audubon's Duck Derby at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

August 19, 2021
Support Mass Audubon's South East wildlife sanctuaries by participating in this fun annual event. New this year—we're offering not just one but five Grand Prizes

Mass Audubon's Duck Derby at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

August 19, 2021
Support Mass Audubon's South East wildlife sanctuaries by participating in this fun annual event. New this year—we're offering not just one but five Grand Prizes

Mass Audubon's Duck Derby at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

August 19, 2021
Support Mass Audubon's South East wildlife sanctuaries by participating in this fun annual event. New this year—we're offering not just one but five Grand Prizes!

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West

Stage view at Arcadia Folk Festival 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 19, 2021

It's back for a third year! Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by an exciting lineup of musical groups. Presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Early bird tickets on sale now.

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