Phone

(413) 245-1264

Email

info@norcrosswildlife.org

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

2022-2023 Youth Programs

  • Programs are free of charge; however, reservations are required, so book early to reserve a spot.
  • Materials are provided unless otherwise specified.  Please inquire about any additional materials that may be needed when scheduling a program.
  • We may accommodate up to a maximum of 50 students per group.
  • One chaperone to every 9 students is required.
  • Please call 413-245-1353 for more information or to schedule a class.

     

    To download: NWF Youth Programs 2022-2023
Youth & Education Programs at the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
Fall 2022– Spring 2023

FALL NATURE WALK   (October  2022)

The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary trail system has many habitats to explore. Take a guided nature walk through trees, meadows, and around streams and ponds. Create an autumn journal checklist to record all of your nature sightings.

ECOSYSTEMS   (November 1 — December 9, 2022)

Explore the need for a balanced ecosystem including the water cycle. Each student will create a “mini-ecosystem” in the form of a terrarium.  Each participant must bring a clean, clear container large enough to fit their hand into
to complete the project.  Teachers please bring boxes to transport projects.

BIRDS IN WINTER    (December 13, 2022 — January 20, 2023)

Explore migration, winter hardships, how nature provides for wintering birds, and the rewards of having a feeding station. Students will build a “block” feeder to help their feathered friends this season. All materials provided. 
Teachers please bring boxes to transport projects.

BAT HOUSE BUILDING   (January 24 — February 24, 2023)

Learn about bats and build a bat house where they can raise their young. Participants should be at least 8 years of age for this program. 
All materials are provided.

ANIMAL TRACKS & SIGNS   (March 14 — April 14, 2023)

Become more aware of our natural surroundings by recognizing some common animal tracks and signs.
All participants will make a plaster cast of an animal track. 
Materials are provided.

WILDLIFE GARDEN & SPRING NATURE WALK   (April 25 — June 2023)

Learn how we can help our backyard pollinators with the many challenges they face. Explore the Norcross Wildlife Trails and learn how to create a nature journal. Students will plant seeds to take home and start their own wildlife habitat.
Teachers please bring boxes to transport projects.