All Programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Dress for the weather. Bring water and use sunscreen. Please phone (781) 656-1485 or email [email protected] for more information including an automated message of possible cancellations made up to an hour before the start of the program. High winds or rain will cancel. Free parking. Please follow all current COVID guidelines: Mass.gov/COVID.
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Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St, East Boston
An Oasis for Birds–7:30-8:30 am
Saturdays Sept. 17, Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5 & 19
We will search for birds of the marsh & meadow. We will travel on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain at this birding hotspot & MA State Park. Expect to move to different locations by car or bicycle. Prepare for mosquitoes and ticks. Best for adults and kids aged 8+ with adult chaperone. Binoculars recommended. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club and the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh. Note: This program meets every month of the year on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month except when occurring on state or national holidays.
Revere Beach Reservation, on the Lawn at Eliot Circle, Revere
A Mindful Nature Connection–9:00-10:00am
Tuesdays, Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11
Fridays, Sept. 9 and
23, Oct. 7
Use your senses to enliven and enrich your experience of nature and discover how these invitations can amplify your peace, creativity and health. Be prepared for sitting, standing, and walking short distances. Bring a small chair, blanket, pillow or pad to sit on. If you arrive late look for us on the beach. Appropriate for adults and teens.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees nearly 500,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by DCR Commissioner Doug Rice, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our commonwealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr.