Outside & Exploring Nature

25 Jul

Note: Due to rain, the Fly, Buzz & Honk Festival has been postponed to Friday!

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Lisa Kumpf of the Charles River Watershed Association spoke with teens about wetlands.

On Monday, 25 teens from the two Cambridge Mayor’s Youth Employment Program, Team Green Sense and C.C.C. STEAM, toured the park to learn about ecology, watersheds and the history of the park and how humans have changed it over time. (Long ago, it was an island surrounded by marshes.) Partners from Mass Audubon and the CRWA collaborated for a fascinating, if a bit wet, program.

Students in another Mayor’s Program, YEEP, the Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program, joined us July 11 to check out the new pollinator garden that Meadowscaping for Biodiversity gave us in May. The plants are thriving and bees and butterflies abound!

On Tuesday, Mass Audubon returned to the park with Nature Detectives (for little ones, Tuesdays at 10am). Mass Audubon will be back again on Friday for the  Fly, Buzz & Honk! Festival, July 27 (the rain date!), from 10am-12:30pm. Come join us! Explore nature, play a pollinator relay game, make puppets and craft your own nature journal. Bring your lunch and then cool off afterwards at the spray deck or swimming pool. Check here in the morning to see if the program is ON or whether is will happen on Friday instead (due to the weather!).

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