Field Station Educational Programs
The Nantucket Field Station
For 2012, the Field Station will be offering Family Nature Walks every weekday through September 2, 2012. Join resident naturalist, Len Germinara and members of the Junior Ranger program and examine the diverse habitat and wildlife at the Field Station.
Family Nature Walks
Nantucket Field Station
180 Polpis Road
Monday-Friday Beginning at 10AM and Ending at Noon
These walks are free and open to the public. There is no need to register. Stout shoes and a camera are recommended. Other times are available by appointment. Please call (508) 228-5268.
The "Junior Ranger" program began in 2008. "Junior Rangers" enlists middle school students to serve and assist with summer programs and to further supplement their individual academic needs. In past years, Junior Rangers have helped out with the Nature Walks as well as pursuing their own specific interests in ecology. For more information about the Junior Ranger program, please visit us here .
For more information about the University of Massachusetts Boston education and research programs at the Field Station please visit us here.
The Nantucket Field Station offers educational opportunities for children of all ages. The spectacular 110-acre property features a variety of beautiful and unique ecosystems to be explored and discovered: pristine salt marshes, tidal creeks, freshwater ponds, beaches, upland hiking trails and 2,000 feet of harbor waterfront.
Led by experienced resident naturalist and education coordinator Len Germinara, the Nantucket Field Station's educational outreach appeals to a wide variety of groups with an assortment of educational programs aimed at visitors of all ages, abilities and interests. Among the most frequent visitors are children's camp groups - most notably the Boys and Girls Club, the Murray Camp, Strong Wings, the Nantucket Family Adventure, the Lighthouse School, the Nantucket New School, and the Nantucket Public Schools. Each camp visitor is given an age specific "Field Journal" to chronicle their visit as Len guides them through the fresh water ponds, marshes and beaches of the property. An ideal outdoor classroom, the Field Station gives students and campers the ability to see a wide variety of plants, animals and birds in an area that is easily accessible.