Homeschool Spring Great Blue Heron Class (Ages 9-11) - Wednesday AM


6 classes (show schedule)
Wed, Apr 26, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, May 03, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, May 10, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, May 17, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, May 24, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed, May 31, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield


Cori Brauer - Education Coordinator
Bruce Menin - Ipswich River Field Teacher


9 - 11 years




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

Great Blue Herons are deep observers, fast movers, and are vital to their habitat. We will study the same topics as the Red-tailed Hawk group (ages 6-8) but the older students will hike farther, learn more complex natural history concepts, and do more challenging projects.

This season we will be spending each class learning about different groups of living thing that can be found both all around and world and right here at the Sanctuary. Each class we will get to know each group's special characteristics and head out to the fields, forests, and wetlands of the Sanctuary to find and observe (and sometime carefully catch) real life examples. On the last day, all of our homeschool groups will participate in a special challenge called a 'Bioblitz' to try and find all of the living things in one spot!

April 26: Diversity of Life Under a Log - How and Why We Categorize Living Things

May 3: Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sanctuary

May 10: How Birds of a Feather Get Grouped Together

May 17: Massachusetts Mammals Big and Small

May 24: Insect Orders - Ant Lions, Tiger Swallowtails, and Wooly Bears, Oh My!

May 31: Wild Wetland Bioblitz

Make-up date is June 7th if needed should class be canceled due to weather. Please hold this date as well!

Instructions and Directions:

Check-in is outside in front of the sanctuary buildings. Please come dressed for the weather as we will be outside for the entire class. Please note that this is a drop-off class.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

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