Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Stone bridge over water with trees in background
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Programs for Teens at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Teenagers on the North Shore looking to help build and strengthen a strong environmental ethic can get real behind-the-scenes conservation experience.

Teen Naturalist Club

As part of this group, teens ages 13-18 learn about the challenges of environmental conservation, education, and advocacy and are empowered to take part in real science and conservation work that focuses on issues they care about.

One or two Saturdays each month during the fall, winter, and spring, club members try their hand at projects ranging from monitoring wildlife and installing trail cameras on the wildlife sanctuary to setting up salamander cover-board arrays and pulling invasive pepperweed in salt marshes on the coast.

In addition, club members spend time hiking, birding, and connecting with other nature-loving teens. 

To learn more or to join the club, contact us.