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The Wakefield Estate works with local colleges and universities to provide graduate- and undergraduate-level research fellowships and internships. Depending on the school and program, research fellowships are either for stipend or for school credit. Over the past three years, students from Boston University, Simmons College, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts/Boston, The Conway School of Landscape Design, The Landscape Institute and the Winterthur Museum have conducted research at the Wakefield Estate in the following areas:
- Collections Research and Management (furniture, art, etc.)
- Archival and Library Studies
- Landscape Design and Research
- Archaeology and GIS
- Historic Buildings and Architecture
For more information about graduate and undergraduate research opportunities, email Mark Smith Executive Director or call 617-333-0924.
The Wakefield Estate is an ideal site for school-age after school programs looking for a site that offers a wide range of outdoor educational activities. For information about partnering with the Wakefield Estate for after-school programming, please call 617-333-0924.
The Wakefield Estate hosts school field trips during the autumn and spring months for local schools and youth programs. With an emphasis on outdoor activities and environmental science, the site is ideal for children ages 5-12. Topics of exploration include life cycles of plants and animals, ponding, landforms, stream studies tree identification, nature journaling and more. To inquire about scheduling a field trip, call 617-333-0924 or email us at
There are two sessions offered for the summer of 2013:
Session I: July 8 -July 19; M-F 9am-3pm
Session II: July 22-August 2; M-F, 9am-3pm