Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Program

The MLT Education Committee’s mission is to enhance student’s environmental awareness, discover the art of the natural world and to guide students to be ecological citizens. We do this by offering learning experiences to help them grow and get a sense of ownership of the earth. This process takes place through field trips, scientific exploration, art and environmental research.

Thanks to our sponsor, Mass Cultural Council.

In June 2017, the Mattapoisett Land Trust was honored with the presentation of a ‘Friends of Education Award’ from the Old Rochester Professional Educators Association. For the story behind the award, please see the Fall 2017 issue of  The Heron .


We have been partnering with Old Rochester Educators for the past 20 years. Click on the attached MLT Education Flyer to check out some of our past and present programs.

A majority of program funding is provided by the Edith Glick Shoolman Fund. The fund was created by Mattapoisett Land Trust through a bequest from Edith Glick Shoolman (1904-2003) to provide for the direct and indirect support of children. Mrs. Shoolman’s dream was to make a difference in the lives of children. Therefore the program promotes projects that involve and encourage environmental education, art, and physical activity. This program is directed at improving academic skills, and encourages children to explore the world around them and their role within it. Through the Shoolman Fund, we also offer the Blanche B. Perry Scholarship  to an area high school senior pursuing an education in scientific, environmental studies or a related field.

Effective June 2023 the Priscilla Hathaway Art Scholarship is also available for a senior/secondary student residing in Mattapoisett. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Brad Hathaway and his family.

For more information on how you can become involved contact the Education Committee Chair, Ellen P. Flynn, by email:

Celebrating 50 years of conservation, education, and collaboration