Teen Naturalist Club: Spring/Summer Session


6 classes (show schedule)
Sat, Apr 01, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat, Apr 29, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat, May 13, 2023
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Sat, May 27, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield


Cori Brauer - Education Coordinator
Morgan Davidson - Youth Leader


- teens 13 - 17 years




Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

New name - same amazing program!

For teens 13-18 years old.

Interesting hikes, natural history topics to explore, hands-on projects, and real wildlife data-collection opportunities will be based on your input and interests in this exciting club for teens. This is your chance to get involved behind the scenes with Mass Audubon's science and conservation work. The club meets one or two Saturdays a month in a spring/summer session and fall/winter session. We also take one field trip each session to connect with other local organizations, learn more about environmental issues in our communities, and find out how you can make a difference.

Past projects have included salamander monitoring, birding and bird conservation, pulling invasive plants, habitat restoration, wildlife tracking with trail cameras, water quality monitoring by canoe, and much more. You will also meet other local teens who are passionate about nature, science, and taking care of our world.

Here are the tentative topics and projects for this Spring (subject to change as new opportunities and interests arise):

April 1st - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: First Meeting Teambuilding and Vernal Pool Amphibian Egg Mass Survey
April 29th - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Introduction to iNaturalist and City Nature Challenge
May 13th - 7:00am to 9:00 am: Early Morning Pajama Birding
May 27th - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Dusk Hike and Wildlife Sound Survey
June 10th - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Field Trip! Location TBD
June 17th - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Climate Change on the Ipswich River (joint meeting with the North Shore Youth Climate Leadership Club)

Oh, and snacks are included!

Instructions and Directions:

Meets in the Carol Decker Nature Classroom. Dress for the weather since we will be outside for the whole program. Date and time of the field trip is sometimes subject to change based on what location we choose to visit. Every effort will be made to make sure all teens can attend the field trip.

For more information email Cori Brauer at [email protected] Once you are signed up, you will be contacted with more details.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email [email protected] for more information.