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.
3 classes starting Friday, September 27

Waterways and Natural History of Southeast Massachusetts by Kayak


From historical boat building on the North River to the salt marshes of Duxbury Bay, the South coast of Massachusetts is home to a rich history and diverse set of habitats. Join this 3-day Field School to learn about the habitats and natural systems that occur where the land meets the water and their importance to wildlife and combating climate change.

Kayaks provide a great way to explore remote and private areas that are inaccessible by foot or larger boats. While we will spend the majority of the time paddling on the water, each day includes stops to get out of the kayak and explore these habitats.

Strong paddling skills and the ability to swim are required; kayaks are provided.

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  • Fri, Sep 27, 2024 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Sep 29, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • Adult Members $425
  • Adult Nonmembers $490


  • Douglas Lowry - Senior Teacher Naturalist - South East Region

  • Steve French - Field Teacher


Meet at North River Wildlife Sanctuary.

A detailed schedule will be prepared and sent to registrants at approximately 3-4 weeks in advance.

Please note: the hours listed on the schedule may vary from the sample schedule and are subject to change based on tides, staff, optimal wildlife sightings, and other variables.

Directions to North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: 2000 Main Street Marshfield, MA 02050

Driving North or South on Rt 3:

Take Exit 27 (Rt 139, Marshfield/Pembroke). Turn onto Rt 139 east and go 3 miles to Rt 3A. Turn left (north) and follow Rt 3A for 4.6 miles to sanctuary entrance on right.