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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.

Dates subject to change. Download a PDF version of calendar.

   Environmental Science Program 2019 Calendar - last updated: 07/14/19
M T W Th F

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

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


Swim tests:
group 1

(State required) AND sign and return YMCA waiver form if you have not

bicycle checks Group 1 (students with last name that begins with A - L)
Echo Bridge
Cold Spring Park


Swim tests:
group 2

(State required)

bicycle checks Group 2 (students with last name that begins with M - Z)
Echo Bridge
Cold Spring Park

 JULY 4, 2019

Independence Day Holiday
(no activities)



Do NOT meet at Bowen school!

Drop off, pick up at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave, War Memorial entrance

Dolan Pond
Lost Pond
Auburndale Cove (B)
Castle Island (T)


Millennium Park (B)
Cabot Woods
Webster Woods
Nahanton Park


Gloucester Salt Marshes
9 AM - 4:00 PM Long Wharf Landing,
and Wingaersheek Beach (bring swimming gear)


Larz Anderson Park
Leader's Own Design 1 [Misha]
Leader's Own Design 2 [Jocelyn]
Jamaica Pond


Invasive Species Removal Day

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

Click here to read about clothing and equipment!


Esplanade (B)
Museum of Science (T) $
Leader's Own Design
George's Island (T) $

7-10 PM


Wild Edibles (B)
Spectacle Island (T) $
Edmands Park
Harvard Museum of Natural History (T) $

Optional: Nightwalk 7-10 PM


Weston Observatory
George's Island (T) $
Leader's Own Design [Emily]

Optional: Nightwalk 7-10 PM


SkyZone Boston
Mountain Training Day

Please sign and return SkyZone waiver form for participation. Contact us if you have questions.


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
New England  Aquarium (T) $
Cutler Park


Blue Hills


Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, NH


Mt. Monadnock
Jaffrey, NH


Mountain Prep Day & Group Games Day

Attendance Required, with all equipment


Mt. Washington

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


Mt. Washington

2nd night at AMC hut


Mt. Washington

Return at 11pm to Bowen School

 August 1

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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