Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Program

Purpose: The Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Program promotes access to and excellence in the environmental sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all area residents and to contribute to the vitality of our community.

Thanks to our sponsor, Mass Cultural Council.

Priorities: It is the intention of the MLT Ed Committee to reach as many children as possible. Events, which benefit a significant number of children, will be given priority over those events that only benefit a few. In June 2017, the Mattapoisett Land Trust was honored year 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. 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 and physical activity, are directed at improving academic skills, and encourage 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.

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

why give

MLT works in three areas that require financial support

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is an all-volunteer organization and relies largely on individual memberships and donations. Funds are needed to support the stewardship of our properties, the acquisition of new conservation lands, and our educational programs. Please become a member or make a donation, and join your fellow citizens who have nourished our efforts for more than 40 years.