Public Programs

wells national estuarine research reserve

Public programs are a high priority at the Wells Reserve. We are pleased to offer a diverse slate of inexpensive activities throughout the year.

Special Events

Celebrations and festivals to bring people together. Fees vary.

Upcoming Events

Kid's Camps

One-day and week-long camps that introduce ecology and the study of nature to kids ages 5 to 12. See listing for appropriate ages for each program. Financial assistance is available.

There are currently no upcoming Kid's Camps.

Preschool Programs

These programs are best for boys and girls who are 3 to 5 years old. Fees vary.

Upcoming Events

Guided Tours

Easy walks that last 1½ or 2 hours. Free. Groups of 10 or more must make arrangements in advance.

There are currently no upcoming Guided Tours.

Special Programs

Seasonal sessions with a sharp focus. Fees vary.

Upcoming Events

View more Special Programs on our full calendar

Coastal Training Program

Putting science to work for people whose decisions impact coastal environments. Fees vary.

Upcoming Events

View more Coastal Training Program on our full calendar

Lunch 'n' Learns

Informal noon-time brown bags. Suggested $2 donation includes admission. Bring your lunch.

Upcoming Events

Evening Programs

Diverse offerings in Mather Auditorium. Suggested $5 donation includes site admission.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training

Informative sessions prepare you to teach school groups, lead public programs, join monitoring efforts, or patrol trails. Free.

Upcoming Events

York County Audubon

Evening programs, guided bird walks, and other activities led by our local Audubon chapter. Most are free.

Upcoming Events

A group of Junior Researchers learning about salt marsh fish.

Please Note

  • No smoking.
  • No pets.
  • Groups of 10 or more must make arrangements in advance.