Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer two  FREE shellfishing classes for kids:

SATURDAY JUNE 10* @ 11:00AM at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville

SUNDAY JUNE 11th @ 12:00PM at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville
Natural Resources staff and town shellfish volunteers will be available to assist any young digger who wants the help. 
  • Be prepared to get wet! The shellfish live in wet sand that gets covered by saltwater when the tide is high. Waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful. Protective gloves are necessary.
  • Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake. Small (garden) hand rakes and trowels will be allowed for the young diggers.
  • Attendees will receive a free “Clammer Kid” badge and an activity booklet.
  • Shellfish that are legally harvested may be taken home. You do not need a license to attend the class and learn to dig, but you will need one to take home your catch.
  • Certificates of Completion for this Clamming Class for Kids will be handed out as you leave with your catch.
The comfort and safety of participating youngsters is the responsibility of the accompanying adult guardian.
For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm at 508-790-6272 or direct your questions via email to