Observe Like an Owl: Heighten Your Senses

Do you ever walk in a forest and wonder “where are all the animals”? Trust us, they are there, but they often remain unseen unless you know how and where to look. Come join naturalists at Habitat to learn just how to spot the wonderful wildlife of a forest and observe them safely and respectfully. […]

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Birds, Barriers, Fish and Clean Water: How Are They Connected?

Come outside with Mystic River Watershed Association educators, scientists,researchers, and water quality experts and discover an important local ecological story you might not know. River herring are vital organisms in our local ecosystem. Each spring they migrate up the Mystic River to spawn. Despite human created barriers and urban waterways, their numbers are on the […]

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Fresh Ponding: A Close-up Look at Pond Life

Fresh Pond is Cambridge’s drinking water source and largest open green-space. Black’s Nook is a small pond on the periphery of our reservoir full of life! Rangers will be there to help look for and identify the macro- and micro-wildlife that inhabit our city waters. Drop in for a bit or stay as long as […]

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Arnold Arboretum’s Weld Hill Tour

Take a guided tour of the state-of-the-art Weld Hill Research and Administration Building. Join Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation at the Arnold Arboretum to learn about some of the cutting edge plant research and explore the “green” building design. Cost: Free. Online registration required. To register click here.  […]

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Finding Wild in the City

Visit the Arnold Arboretum and venture through the North Woods. Be on the lookout for the wild inhabitants. Use your explorer senses to spot things that normally go unseen. Develop your observation skills and be prepared to make discoveries that might be surprising. Meet near Linden Path near the main entrance of Arnold Arburetum, 125 […]

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Botany Blast: Seasonal Shifts in Trees

Kristel Schoonderwoerd explains how trees slow down for winter and reverse “gears” for springtime and the onset of the growing season. There are challenges to being a tree in a temperate climate, mainly the changing of seasons. But trees are equipped to shift with these environmental changes. Kristel Schoonderwoerd will explain how trees slow down […]

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Tidepooling Day

Learn about marine science, meet touch tank critters, and explore the tidepools on our pristine rocky shore. The Northeastern University Marine Science Center, located in Nahant, is NU’s North Shore hub for marine and environmental research, higher education, and outreach. Join us for an opportunity to tour the facility, learn about research, chat with a […]

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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Creature Feature

Discover the exciting nature of marine science in the ponds, streams, creeks, marshes, beaches, tide pools, and bay… all here at Cape Cod’s Nature Place. Meet their Aquarium residents up close, ask questions of the Aquarists and learn all about the care and feeding of their fascinating Aquarium critters! Cost: Included with museum admission. […]

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Fresh Pond Owl Watch!

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, join the Cambridge Rangers in the observation of Fresh Pond’s resident owls. Learn about the science of animal behavior, biology, tracking, and life history. Maybe even see an owlet! We’ll have binoculars, photos, and other things owl at the ready! This program meets on-site where the owls are […]

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