Education & Community Outreach

Community outreach at Mass Audubon

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. We accomplish this through:

Through our wildlife sanctuary-based school programs, we directly reach 100,000-150,000 students each year, teaching a wide variety of programs at their school as well as at our sanctuaries.  We also offer teacher trainings, help with curriculum development, co-write funding proposals, create outdoor learning areas, and provide whatever support we can to our school and teacher partners. 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

Mass Audubon strives to make our buildings, trails, exhibits, and wildlife observation areas as welcoming as possible. We do this through a variety of approaches including interpretive panels, sensory trails, and nature play areas. Learn More

Mass Audubon is one of the largest statewide providers of environmental education programming for youth, families, and adults. Our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers, and museums serve as the base for our work in education and community outreach. Our education programs take place at our sites as well as in communities across the Commonwealth in partnership with schools, classrooms, and community-based organizations. Learn More