Are you a young person who loves being outdoors, cares about the environment, and wants to share your knowledge with others? Take your first step toward becoming a Teen Naturalist volunteer with these trainings. You'll work with our staff and other youth exploring local habitats, collecting organisms and data, and discussing environmental challenges like erosion and climate change. Share your passion for the natural world!
Mass Audubon will provide all field gear and equipment.
January 21 - April 8: Winter/Spring - Three Sessions
1/21: Wintering Birds Bioblitz!
With binoculars, field guides, and warm winter gear, we will bird by van, trying to find as many raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds as possible. You'll learn how climate change affects migration, food sources, and habitat.
3/4: Coastal Wildlife Survival Strategies
This road trip to Salisbury Beach State Reservation will bring us to the shore in search of sea ducks, shorebirds, loons, Snowy Owls, and perhaps Harbor Seals. You'll stay warm with games and group challenges during this training adventure.
4/8: Signs of Spring - A Wetlands Survey
When will amphibians make their annual migration to the vernal pool to breed, and when will the egg masses of salamanders, wood frogs, and spring peepers be visible? You'll use assessment worksheets and collect water samples to determine the health of a vernal pool and see what life we can find.
Joppa Flats will provide all field gear and equipment. This is not a drop-off class; all children must be accompanied by at least one adult. All adults are expected to participate in the program.
Prior to each session, you will receive an email with information on where to meet, parking and facilities details, driving directions, and other guidelines. Dress for the weather and terrain.
Mass Audubon Cancellation Policy: If you wish to withdraw less than seven days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued. If we cancel the program, you will be refunded in full.