Education & Community Outreach

Teacher professional development training about wetlands at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

Community takes on many meanings—locations marked by physical boundaries, groups of like-minded people, partner organizations, and so on. Our outreach work focuses on helping members of different communities to cultivate an understanding of the environment and our interrelationships with the natural world.

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Nature is a laboratory for students, classroom teachers, and educators of all backgrounds. Our programs invite students to think like scientists and engage in hands-on discovery. Learn more >

Mass Audubon seeks to expand our educational programs to urban and diverse communities—including cities where we do not currently have a sanctuary presence. Learn more >

Two hands holding on to a post-and-rope guide along the All-Persons Trail at Blue Hills © Kent Harnois
© Kent Harnois

We strive to make nature, and our wildlife sanctuaries, as welcoming as possible. We do this through a variety of approaches including interpretive panels, sensory trails, and nature play areas. Learn more >

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Mass Audubon is one of the largest providers of nature education programs for youth, families, and adults in Massachusetts—reaching more than 225,000 people every year. Learn more >