Take experiential education to the next level on and around Onset Bay with year-round, hands-on activities aligned with MA curriculum standards!

What We Offer:  Onset Bay Center is now offering field trips to all groups and schools to augment existing science, STEM, and social-emotional curriculum at little to no cost! Through activities like crabbing, shellfishing, sailing and paddling adventures, ecological observations and experiments, learn and discover for yourself all that Onset Bay has to offer.

Planning Your Adventure: Please see below to view our extensive field trip options with curriculum connections. Each activity runs 90 minutes. Choose one for a shorter field trip, or two to spend more time on the bay. Trip schedules can be flexible to include lunch or snack breaks or general beach play. and exploration at the discretion of trip organizers. Activity offerings are varied and can be altered to better suit the needs of your group! Activities are intentionally designed for students in grades K-12,
and can be adapted to accommodate most learning and mobility differences. All are welcome!

  • Contact Onset Bay Center Manager Angie Weldon (weldon@savebuzzardsbay.org, 508-999-6363 Ext. 283) with questions or to schedule your trip today!

What You Get: An unforgettable educational experience outside the classroom, that ignites a passion for learning and engages all types of learners, bringing classroom learning to life in real, applicable ways. Participants will takeaway a better understanding of the world around them and experience the direct ways in which we affect and interact with our environment. Educators will leave feeling equip to make in-school connections, allowing this experience to transcend our one-day adventure and have a lasting impact for students.

  • Take a Look… at animal life on the bay, shifting habitats, and how changes in the environment and human behavior affect life and homes around Buzzards Bay.
  • Conduct Experiments… on the land and sea to better understand the makeup of Onset Bay and how that affects life on and beyond it.
  • Experience… the ecological history of the land around the bay, use your senses to see the area in a whole new perspective, and step into the shoes of those who sailed the same waters, long ago to discover all that Onset Bay has to offer.
  • Create, Explore, and Collaborate… with engaging activities focused on understanding, building, and working together.
  • Get Active… with activities that engage both the mind and body and make lasting memories with peers. Voyage across the sea, taking the short journey to Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Wickets Island and Burgess Point properties to explore and learn. Pair a boat ride with any other activity listed to increase the learning and fun.

 

Activity Catalog:

Onset Bay Center Outdoor Education and Adventure Activities Trips