Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
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Field Naturalist Certificate Program

Adult Learning

Mass Audubon offers fantastic programs for adults and adult groups throughout the year. Take a regularly scheduled program (in-person or online), join a field school, or continue your education as part of a certificate program. You can also schedule a custom program for your library, garden club, senior center, or other learning community.

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Field Naturalist Certificate Program

During this 12-week program, gain in-depth knowledge while taking part in field research, monitoring, and communication training.

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Birder's Certificate Program

Take your birding to a higher level with this year-long program, equivalent to an undergraduate-level ornithology course.

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Group Programs for Adults

We offer unique, private programs for senior centers, libraries, garden clubs, and others in-person or online.

Cape Cod Field Schools

Experience a wide variety of field courses for adults that focus on the unique coastal environment and wildlife of Cape Cod.

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South East Field Schools

Learn about all that the Southeastern coastal communities of Massachusetts have to offer during one of our three-day Field Schools.

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Ipswich River, Topsfield

In-Person Programs

Explore the outdoors with naturalist-guided walks, hands-on workshops, and more.

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Online Programs

Expand your nature knowledge on a variety of topics from the comfort of your own home.

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Arizona © Eric Schultz

Overnight Trips

Mass Audubon offers overnight trips around New England and beyond throughout the year.