Impact of Education & Community Outreach

Student taking notes during class field trip to sanctuary

On any given day, Mass Audubon educators may be found in any number of places: in a local school classroom showing students Monarch caterpillars preparing for metamorphosis; leading a group of preschoolers on a forest walk at one of our Nature Preschools; or introducing campers to a special Animal Ambassador, such as a Red-tailed Hawk, at our summer camps.

Mass Audubon is the largest statewide provider of environmental education for youth, families, and adults. Programs take place at our sanctuaries as well as in communities and schools across the state. 

Key Accomplishments from FY 2018



 15,157 

Campers at BMB

Campers who attended a session at one of our 20 day camps, Wildwood overnight camp, or a vacation week camp at a wildlife sanctuary. 

 

 $297,084 

Campers at Drumlin Farm in Boyce Field

Total amount of camp scholarships awarded in FY2018 so that every child that wants to can attend camp.

 123,929 

Educator leading program in classroom

Students served by one of our school programs last year.

 

 960 

Teacher training at Drumlin Farm

Teachers who attended one of our 100+ teacher workshops to learn how to bring nature into the classroom and to bring the classroom outside.

 58% 

Statewide 2018 map of wildlife sanctuaries in MA

Percentage of Massachusetts cities and towns that are represented in Mass Audubon school programs.

 

 293 

Preschoolers in raincoats playing on a log

Children enrolled at one of four licensed Mass Audubon Nature Preschools. Felix Neck on Martha's Vineyard opened a new nature preschool in fall 2019.

 1,637 

Closeup of an Eastern Spadefoot Toad
Eastern Spadefoot Toad

Students who raised Eastern Spadefoot Toads (threatened) in their classrooms as part the Long Pasture Wetlands Education Program.

 

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