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Our Partner Organizations
The Environmental Science Program is working this year with several special partner organizations, and we are highlighting them here to raise their visibility, and to help each group accomplish its goals. We encourage you to find out more about them, and take advantage of what each offers you and the community.

The Newton Conservators
www.newtonconservators.org

The Newton Conservators is a citizens group that advocates for Newton's open spaces. Since its founding in 1961, it has helped preserve over 200 acres of open space and created several major parks for public enjoyment.

With over 400 members, The Conservators group is a force for the proper use and protection of parks, playgrounds, conservation areas, ponds, and streams in Newton. It has also helped enact ground-breaking environmental ordinances for protection of wetlands, clean air, energy conservation, road salt limits, and tree preservation. It leads walks through conservation areas and gives grants for environmental study in the schools. It generously supports the Environmental Science Program each year with scholarship funds.

For more information, contact President Beth Wilkinson by email at president@newtonconservators.org or visit the Conservators' website

Green Newton (Green Decade Coalition)
www.greennewton.org

Green Newton is an organization of people living or working in Newton and neighboring communities, including representatives of community organizations, institutions and businesses. Members are working together to create sustainable solutions to environmental problems facing our city and our world. Green Newton has provided generous financial support to the Envi Sci Program.

You can contact Green Newton at 617-965-1995 or email to info@greennewton.org, or visit the Green Newton website

Newton Public Schools Online
www.newton.k12.ma.us/

Newton Public Schools Online is a public information portal developed and maintained by the Newton School Committee to promote public understanding of, and interaction with, the Newton Public Schools. It aims to provide parents, students, teachers, administrators, and interested citizens easy, around-the-clock access to a wealth of information about their school system as well as an efficient means for registering opinions and suggestions. It serves as a gateway to public documents as well as websites designed and maintained by individual schools, teachers, departments, and school-related organizations.

Newton Community Education
www.newtoncommunityed.org

Newton Community Education is a self-sustaining arm of the Newton Public Schools, open to all students, regardless of residence. It provides educational, social, cultural, and vocational programs to adults and children, endeavoring to provide high-quality classes at reasonable prices.

For more information, contact Ed Hauben, Director at 617-559-6999, or email to Ed_Hauben@newton.k12.ma.us or visit the NCE website.

BC Environmental Studies Program / Urban Ecology Institute / Eastern Coyote Research Projects

In 2005, and again in 2009, we learned more about the wildlife and ecology of our urban settings through a science workshop presented by researchers from Boston College. You can learn more about them and their work at the websites listed below.

The BC Environmental Studies Program provides students with sufficient background to understand the multiplicity of issues facing our environment such as economics, culture, policy, society and science: www.bc.edu/envstudies

The Urban Ecology Institute includes scientists, educators and attorneys who research urban ecosystems, provide information to urban residents and policymakers, and work with the public schools to protect and restore urban natural resources: www.urbaneco.org

Newton Athletes Serving Community
www.newtonasc.org

"Creating tomorrow's leaders through community service today."
Most of the student-athletes who participate in Newton's numerous sports-related teams and activities are very interested in getting involved in community service activities as a way to give back to the community, and to help support worthwhile causes.

Newton ASC is an organization for these student-athletes that provides them with substantial opportunities for community service involvement, while not conflicting with their sports and/or academic commitments.

For more information, contact President John Lilly at 617-965-0529, or email to jelnewton@aol.com, or visit the ASC website


Additional Links

City of Newton
www.newtonma.gov

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
www.outdoors.org

Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals
www.paddleboston.com

Eastern Mountain Sports
www.ems.com

Charles River Watershed Association
www.crwa.org

Mount Washington Observatory | Webcam Network
https://www.mountwashington.org/premium-content/webcam-videos/

Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/

MapQuest
www.mapquest.com

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