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Mission: To protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England.

Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change.

With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore
resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education
programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at

our wildlife sanctuaries.


Explore, find inspiration, and take action at

Gateway to Nature – A FREE after school or summer series serving youth in a designated Gateway or historically under-resourced school district with a focus on place-based environmental education and positive youth development incorporating outdoor exploration and joyful, nature-based learning.

Working with any grade, PK-12, these multi-week programs will focus on community-based environmental education that promotes pride in self and community, connects youth to natural resources in their city, and builds relationships with adult mentors in the community who are conservation leaders.


Carrie Hawthorne, Lead Education Coordinator-Community Engagement

1280 Horseneck Rd., Westport, MA 02790
(781) 754-4221
Hours of Operation: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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