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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.

Download 2018 calendar as a PDF file (2 pages).

   Environmental Science Program 2018 Calendar - last updated: 07/01/18
M T W Th F
 JULY 4, 2018

Independence Day Holiday
(no activities)



First Day of Program,
Bowen School
9 am - 4 pm

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

bicycle checks (students with last name that begins with A - L)  


Webster Conservation,
Cold Spring Park, Edmands Park, Nahanton Park

bicycle checks (students with last name that begins with M - Z)


Lost Pond,
Echo Bridge,
Olmsted Historic Site (T) $,
Hall's Pond Sanctuary (B)

Swim tests:
group 1

(State required)

AND please sign and return YMCA waiver form if you have not already


Cabot Woods,
Franklin Park,
Spectacle Island (T) $,
Charles River Esplanade (B),

Swim tests:
group 2

(State required)


Olmsted Park $,
Larz Anderson Park,
George's Island (T) $,
Wellesley Botanical Garden (B)

Invasive Species Removal Day

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

Click here to read about clothing and equipment!


Hammond Pond $,
Museum of Science (T) $,
Harvard Museum of Natural History (T) $,
Weston Observatory (B)


Leader's Own Design,
Rose Kennedy Greenway (T) $,
Castle Island (T) $,
Arnold Arboretum (B)

7-10 PM


Gloucester Salt Marshes
9 AM - 4:30 PM Long Wharf Landing,
[Note: may include Wingaersheek Beach]


6-8 AM

Auburndale Cove
Leader's Own Design
New England Aquarium (T) $
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (B)

7-10 PM


Canoe Prep Day
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, if you have not already


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)


Wild Edibles,
Back Bay Fens (T) $,
MIT Museum and Boston Commons (T) $,
Walden Pond bike trip CANCELLED


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


Mt. Washington

2nd night at AMC hut

 August 1

Mt. Washington

Return at 11pm to Bowen School


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


** 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 (for example, museum admission, ferry ticket)
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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