Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Field Guide Training



If you have a yen to learn about the natural history of Cape Cod, Wing Island, and the Stony Brook Valley area, and if you enjoy talking with others and sharing what you’ve learned, then come join a like-minded group of volunteers and become a volunteer field guide at Cape Cod’s Nature Place, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Completing the field guide training program prepares you to serve as a field guide who can lead school children out on the museum trails in spring and fall and lead family walks during summer months. 


During the training veteran CCMNH volunteer field guides and naturalists will share information about the geology, biology, ecology and human history of the Wing Island area.  New guides will learn how to convey this information to audiences of all ages in a way that will create an appreciation of the rich diversity of life in the woodlands, salt marsh and beach ecosystems and the importance of being stewards of our natural surroundings. Each training session will include 1 ¼  hours of discussion and a 1 ½ hour instructional walk on museum trails (i.e., appropriate dress is required).  Veteran guides are invited to attend the training to brush up and prepare for the new season.


Training Schedule

Six Tuesdays, March 8 – April 12, 2016

            9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Three optional afternoon presentations, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.,  on special topics        



Bud Ferris, Field Guide Training Coordinator


For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Knoss at CCMNH…508 896 3867 #119 or