To protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife
A Massachusetts in which nature whether found in a city park or deep inside the forests of western Massachusetts or within an urban greenway, or along the 1,500 miles of Massachusetts coastline is valued as essential to quality of life in the Commonwealth, and people live with appreciation and respect for the complex ecological systems that sustain life on earth, working together to ensure that they are protected.
To serve as a leader and a catalyst for conservation, by acting directly to protect the nature of Massachusetts and by stimulating individual and institutional action through conservation, education and advocacy.
Values are an organization's essential and enduring tenets a small set of general guiding principles. They do not change and should not be compromised. We are pleased to share with you Mass Audubon's core values.
Love Of Nature
We value the diversity and resilience of nature and treasure its beauty. Nature sustains and renews us, provides unexpected moments of joy, and inspires our daily work.
Passion And Commitment
We are committed to nature and to people. We share our passion with others to connect people with nature and to inspire everyone to be stewards of the environment.
People And Community
We care deeply about our colleagues, our partners, our members, and the communities in which we work. We learn from their experience, expertise, and beliefs, and together we build conservation communities that welcome and respect all people.
We believe that every person can make a positive difference. Through education, personal discovery, and transformational experiences, we foster a conservation ethic in current and future generations.
We bring expertise, sound science, long-term thinking, and community knowledge to solving pressing and important environmental challenges. Our personal and organizational integrity serves as a foundation for our work.
We work together to embrace opportunities and challenges in an ever-changing world. We encourage creativity, innovation, and action, while respecting individual points of view.
Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon This summer, enjoy a weekend of music, birds, and nature in the Berkshires. Mass Audubon and Tanglewood have created four days of concerts and guided bird walks that take …Read More »
Felix Neck's Fern & Feather Day Camp is turning 50! In honor of this enormous achievement, please join us for a day of fun, food, music, and memories with alumni and friends to celebrate all things Fern and Feather!Our final celebration will incl…Read More »
Join us for our Annual Fall Festival as we wrap up our year of celebrating 50 years of Fern and Feather Day Camp! This celebration of fall is a Vineyard tradition held the day after Thanksgiving and draws hundreds of islanders and visitors each year.…Read More »
Nature center and trails now open to the publicBoyston, MA -- Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates the protection of a beautiful and peaceful 45-acre tract of natural land. Recently opened, the sanctuary experience is now available to the public…Read More »
Join us for a day of nature and fun. Featuring Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes on Owls - An unforgettable natural history experience for the whole family!Among the many other activities:- Live owl presentations scheduled throughout the day- Native rep…Read More »
June is National Dairy Month, so help Mass Audubon celebrate by visiting Drumlin Farm for our Dairy Day Special Event!Event Highlights- Try your hand at milking our dairy cows (while milk supply and cowâ€™s patience last!)- Participate in crafts an…Read More »
Celebrate the science at work in nature! Join us for the Science of Nature: A Day of Outdoor Scientific Discovery, on Saturday, April 19 to see how it all "STEMs" from science!Using our farm and wildlife sanctuary as an outdoor laboratory, our teache…Read More »
CANTON, MA---Over the last thirty years, nature artist Barry Van Dusen has filled more than seventy field sketchbooks with thousands of drawings of birds, plants, mammals, landscapes and other nature subjects. Field sketching is Barry’s w…Read More »