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The Program is based at Bowen Elementary School, 280 Cypress Street, Newton Centre near the Newton Centre T-stop (map opens in new window).

NOTE: All trip times are 9am - 4pm unless otherwise noted.

  Environmental Science Program 2017 Calendar - last updated: 07/16/17
M T W Th F
 JULY 4, 2017

Independence Day Holiday
(no activities)



First Day of Program
9 am - 4 pm

slide show for families, meet the leaders, Q & A


Webster Conservation
Lost Pond
Nahanton Woods
Cabot Woods


Dolan Pond
Sawmill Brook
Echo Bridge
Rumford Ave (B)


Geo bike loop (B) Leader's Own Design
Science Museum (T)
Urban Land Use Loop

[ALSO: possible SWIM TEST 1 ++]


Cold Spring Park
George's Island (T)
Leader's Own Design
Arnold Arbortm (B)
Pond circle

[ALSO: possible SWIM TEST 2 ++]


Invasive Species Removal Day

Meet at Auburndale Cove parking lot (175 West Pine, Auburndale)

Click here to read about clothing and equipment!


Beaver Brook (B)
Wild Edibles
Elm bank (B)
MIT museum (T)
Parks and Fields loop


Leader's Own Design
Harvard Museum of
  Natural History (T)
Cutler Park
Wellesley Greens (B)


Larz Anderson Park
MIT Museum (T)
Cheesecake Brook
Weston Obsv

Night Walk
7-10 PM


Merchant's Island Wetlands (9am-5pm)


Bird Walk: 6 - 8 AM

9 AM:
Leader's Own Design
Spectacle Island (T)
Broadmoor (B)

 Night Walk
7-10 PM


Canoe Prep
9am - 1pm

Drop-off and pickup at 2 Forest Grove Road in Waltham

Here is printable map (PDF)

AND please sign and return CRCK waiver form for participation


 21 Canoe Trip
7am- 4 pm;

start at 284 South St,Needham (take I-95 South to exit 17, go west on Rte. 135; turn right onto South St. look for group on right.

Pickup at parking lot near intersection of Elliot St. & Chestnut St., Newton (Elliot St/Central Ave bridge)


Aquarium (T)
Brook farm
Olmsted Museum (T)
Walden (B)


Blue Hills


Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, NH


Mt. Monadnock
Jaffrey, NH


Mountain Prep Day & Group Games Day


Mt. Washington

(depart at  4am  )
1st night at AMC hut

 August 1

Mt. Washington

2nd night at AMC hut


Mt. Washington

Return at 11pm to Bowen School


Graduation/Last day of program
(11 am -2pm)


++ NEW in 2017: State-mandated swim testing for all program participants.
To be explained on first day, and in notice sent to all families.

Download 2017 calendar as a PDF file (2 pages).

** Bowen Elementary School is located 280 Cypress Street, Newton Centre near the Newton Centre T-stop (map opens in new window).
[B] = Bike Trip
(T)$ = MBTA trip
$ = money necessary
L.O.D. = Leader's Own Design

Print the Mountain Equipment List (PDF file, opens in new window).

Print the Trail Lunch Suggestions (PDF file, opens in new window).

Download notes on equipment and clothes for daily activities.

Check these 2014 activity photos:

Invasive Species Removal day, Monday July 7th

City Hall Invasives Removal

Merchants Island trip

Canoe Trip


Welch Dickey

Mt. Monadnock

Mt. Washington Day1

Mt. Washington Day2

Mt. Washington Day3

Scroll down for links to photos and calendars from previous years.

Download earlier calendars - see typical daily activities from these previous years:
calendar from 2013     calendar from 2010
calendar from 2012     calendar from 2009
calendar from 2011     calendar from 2008

See photos from previous years:
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007

Download the Mountain Equipment List (PDF file, opens in new window).

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