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Our Supporters
Each year, we find individuals and organizations willing to support the Program so that it can continue to deliver the great experience it has for all our students. Please take a moment to see who helps us, and learn about our special campaigns.

If we have somehow omitted your name from our list, please get in touch with us! We want to recognize everyone who has generously helped the Program over the years.

If you would like to support the Environmental Science Program, or would just like to learn more about us, please go to our "How to Help" page.

And please visit our 50th anniversary page to get news about our plans for the celebration in 2017!

40th Anniversary     Carol Lee Corbett Scholarship Fund     Newton Conservation Commission

2015-2016      2014-2015      2013-2014      2012-2013      2011-2012     
2010-2011      2009-2010      2008-2009      2007-2008      2006-2007     
2005-2006      2004-2005      2003-2004



2016 - 2017

This year 2016 - 2017 is our 50th Anniversary year, and we've received support from these groups and people:

2015 - 2016

We had an excellent 2015 -2016 season with help from these people and organizations:



2014 - 2015

We're very grateful for the support we've received for the 2014 - 2015 season:



2013 - 2014

Thanks to everyone who supported us in the 2013 - 2014 season:



2012 - 2013

We appreciate everyone who has supported us in the 2012 - 2013 season:


2011 - 2012

For 2012, the Program has received generous funding again from Beth Holmberg and Sarah Elkind that will allow us to train this year's leaders in important wilderness first aid and related skills. The Program is very grateful for this support!

We also want to acknowledge the support for our recent season:


2010 - 2011

Thanks again for the support we received last year:



2009 - 2010

The Environmental Science Program received a generous donation from Beth Holmberg and Sarah Elkind for support of leader training. This will allow the Program to give next year's leaders specialized training in wilderness first aid, which will be outstandingly useful in all our outdoor activities. The Program appreciates this support very much.



The Program received a special donation in the memory of Matthew Holland, a former Envi-Sci student who passed away January 31, 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This donation comes from Garen Corbett who has supported the Program previously, and is a former student and Envi Sci leader himself.

Garen knew Matthew and his family when Matthew was a young student, and would like to commemorate this special young man. Matt's parents, Meg and Bill Holland, have sent the following message:

"Matt was happiest when he acted in service to others - City Year, AMC trail crew, LowerNine.Org, distributing food through Fair Foods in Dorchester. Please extend his energy into the world by performing community service / social justice work in his memory in whatever way is right for you, or make a donation to support such work. Send us a card (223 Webster Street, West Newton, MA, USA) telling us what you have done. We will collect your cards to put in Matt's Book (www.mattsbook.org)."


The Envi Sci Program would also like to recognize the support we have received this year from the following individuals or groups:


2008 - 2009

  • The Newton Conservators deserve a special thanks not only for their generous annual donation to the scholarship fund, but also for their contribution of a video camcorder to help the Program document its activities, and their members' work on the production of the television show about the Program.
  • Mindy Gregory Sieber
  • Dr. Donald Berwick
  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals
  • Susan Shepherd Kochinskas, www.flocksholmdesign.com
  • Newton Community Education
  • The Green Decade Coalition
  • David Swartz and Lisa Fitzgerald
  • Matthew and Amy Brand
  • Armand and Rosemary Cortina
  • Paul Abercrombie and Maria Curcio
  • John A Cascino
  • Sarah Niemczycki and David Jones
  • Edward and Kimberley Freedman
  • Annette Michell
  • Jane Porter
  • Anonymous

Our 40th Annniversary Connection
2007 was the Program's 40th year, and we began a special ongoing effort to locate and reconnect with students, leaders, and families that were involved with the Program over the years. If you can help us locate people who participated in the past, please contact us by phone (617-447-9317), email ( contact@newtonenvisci.org ), or letter.

Environmental Science Program
c/o David Backer, Executive Director
P.O. Box 600292
Newton, MA 02460

We are also looking for support to increase scholarships, plus maintain and expand the program's offerings. Please let us know if you can be part of that support!


Carol Lee Corbett Scholarship Fund
We received a special contribution in 2007 of a full scholarship from Mr. Garen Corbett in memory of his mother, Carol, who passed away in 2006.

Carol was a member of the Newton Conservators, and an avid supporter of the Environmental Science Program for many years. Garen was a student in the Program, and a Leader for several years as well. We are very grateful to Garen for his support.

In 2008, we received a special contribution from the Newton Conservators to a scholarship in Carol Corbett's memory. We deeply appreciate their generous support of the program.

If you would like to add your own support to the Carol Lee Corbett fund, please contact us to let us know how you would like to help. Donations of any size make a real difference!

  Carol Corbett

2007 - 2008

The Newton Conservators (as in all past years)
Charles River Neighborhood Foundation
Logowitz and Company
Verve Creative
JTC Printing
Newton Community Education
The Green Decade Coalition
Dr. Donald Berwick
Julian, John, and Susan C. Still
David Swartz and Lisa Fitzgerald

2006 - 2007

The Newton Conservators (as in all past years)
Charles River Neighborhood Foundation
Newtonville Camera
Paul Abercrombie and Maria Curcio
Leeann Simons and David Huenemoerder
Dr. Sue Goldie and Dr. Aaron Waxman
Julian, John, and Susan C. Still
Arne Abramson and Rieko Hayashi
David Swartz and Lisa Fitzgerald
Dr. Donald Berwick
Logowitz and Company
Newton Community Education
The Green Decade Coalition
Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Centre Ski and Bike of Watertown

2005 - 2006

The Newton Conservators (as in all past years)
Charles River Neighborhood Foundation
The Village Bank
Anonymous
Leeann Simons
Steven and Lydia Bender
Mark and Mindy Sieber
Dr. Donald Berwick
Logowitz and Company
Newton Community Education
The Green Decade Coalition

Ken Brennan, Village Bank

David Backer receiving donation from Ken Brennan, President of The Village Bank

2004 - 2005
In 2005 we had exceptionally generous financial assistance from the following supporters:

The Newton Conservators (as in all past years)
Charles River Neighborhood Foundation
The Village Bank
Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
R. Lisle Baker
The Baker Committee
Alderman Ted Hess-Mahan
Committee to Elect Marcia Johnson
The Cambridge Savings Bank
Leeann Simons
Nathaniel S. Levy and Karen Levy

We also have the help of those who contributed in other ways:

Dr. Donald Berwick
Logowitz and Company
Newton Community Education
The Green Decade Coalition
The Dane Group
Judith Kubzansky
Alice E. Ingerson/Applied History
Newton Athletes Serving Community
Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Centre Ski and Bike of Watertown

Conservation Commission and Environmental Science Program
We would like to acknowledge the continuing support and services of the Newton Conservation Commission, within the Department of Planning and Development in the City of Newton.

We really appreciate their generosity and support!



2003 - 2004
Don't forget our contributors in 2004!

The Newton Conservators (as in all past years)
Eastern Mountain Sports
The David Cohen Committee
R. Lisle Baker
The Baker Committee
William Contente

as well as the help of those who contributed in other ways:

Dr. Donald Berwick
Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals
The Natick Outdoor Store
Alderman Marcia Johnson
Alderman Ted Hess-Mahan

Envi Sci says Thank You!

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