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Ranger-led field trips invite students and teachers to explore their local national park by connecting Saugus Iron Works' historic and natural resources to school curriculum frameworks. All programs are free of charge.

Important Update

Due to staffing changes, education programs will not be available spring - summer of 2024. We hope to offer regular programs again in the fall (September - October).

Check back here for updates or email us for more information. See Park Open Hours to explore on your own. Follow links below to learn about our existing environmental education program, "Test the Waters."

Coming Soon

We're currently working with a cohort of teachers to co-develop new education programs and materials exploring Indigenous history in Essex County. We hope to share classroom lesson plans and pilot new ranger-guided field trips Fall 2024 - Spring 2025. Learn more about the "Hard History Project," funded in part by the National Park Foundation.

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Grades 6-8

Middle school students collect water quality data and participate in a citizen science initiative during this hands-on field trip.

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Grades 9-12

High school students participate in hands-on research by collecting water quality data from the Saugus River.

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Self-Guided Activities

Take a self-guided tour on the NPS App. Find open hours for the museum, visitor center, and iron works structures. Explore more education pr

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Salem Maritime Education Programs

Explore more education programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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Teacher Professional Development

Learn about the annual “Park for Every Classroom” teacher workshop at Saugus Iron Works and Salem Maritime.

Last updated: February 1, 2024

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244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906



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