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Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Closed Holiday Weekends.

2024-2025 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 or e-mail for more information or to schedule a class.

    To download: NWF Youth Programs 2024-2025

Youth & Education Programs at the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
Fall 2024– Spring 2025

FALL NATURE WALK   (September 24—October 18)

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.  Please dress according to the weather.

ECOSYSTEMS   (October 22—December 6)

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 10—January 17)

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 28—February 28)

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 11—April 25)

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.


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.