Conservation club for kids in grades 6-10

Click here to Sign up for the fall 2018 season

What: A youth adventure, environment, and service club. YOU work with the group to choose a project that will help people and the local environment. We might raise baby turtles, make maps, monitor seabird nests, or count frogs at the local ponds. Your group might need to go hiking, boating, or to explore the beach to meet your project goals. It’s up to you! You even manage our equipment and snack budgets and choose what to buy.

All our projects involve wildlife, wild places, and fun adventures

Who: Open to any student in Grades 6-10.

Adult Guides:

Jessica Kagle and Curtis Sarkin (See staff pages for bios)

Time and Place:

 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm, October 3rd to December 12, 2018 (No meeting on Thanksgiving week)

We will meet at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop. Pickup is available from your Cape Ann school, with prior notice.


This program is grant funded in order to remove possible financial barriers to participation. We charge only a registration fee of $25. Fee waivers are available for those in need.


Check out the work of the spring 2018 Conservation Club below:


Welcome!!! Conservation Club is a club where middle school kids get to go out into nature and get to realize what it's like to help preserve the Earth. This website has a lot of ideas that will expand your knowledge about amphibian and reptiles in Massachusetts.                        

Local Reptiles and Amphibians 

Where to find Reptiles and Amphibians

Threats to Reptiles and Amphibians

Text by Conservation Club students. 

All photos by Conservation Club students and staff.