Cambridge Outdoors

playing, learning, and being outdoors in Cambridge, Mass.

CAMBRIDGE WILDLIFE PUPPETRY PROJECT

The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project (CWPP) connects people of all ages to the urban wildlife and habitats of Cambridge, Mass. through participatory experiences in parades and puppetry.  Join us to march as a Cambridge animal at these events:

The Fly, Buzz, Honk and Squeak! Mini-Parade, August 10, 2017

and

The Honk! Parade, October 8, 2017

We provide the costumes, puppets, and banners!

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2017

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The Cambridge Wildlife Puppets, Fresh Pond Day 2017

In 2017, we “roamed about” as Cambridge wildlife species at the Cambridge Science Carnival (April 15th) and at the Cambridge River Festival (June 3rd), worked with families of the Pathways Program to make feathers for a giant Northern Cardinal puppet (February), and held a wildlife puppetry bonanza featuring Deborah Costine performing Turtle’s Wetland Quest, puppet-making and mask-making, for more than 50 kids at the Tobin Community School (June 7th). Our artistic collaborators have included the Puppeteer’s Cooperative, Cambridge sculptor Michelle Lougee, and the Beautiful Stuff Project.

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Cardinal Mask!


2016

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Our September 2016 Fly, Buzz, and Honk! flying creatures expo was held at the Maynard Ecology Center.

2015

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The Pathways Program families made butterflies at our outdoor workshop in Clement Morgan Park in 2015.

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Families of the Center for Families made this giant monarch caterpillar puppet, seen here  in the 2015 Fresh Pond Day wildlife parade.

 

2014

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In 2014 we added Red-Winged Blackbirds to our squad at the Honk! Parade.

2013

See us marching in the 2013 Honk! Parade in this video.

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Our Fresh Pond Banner  and Great Blue Herons in the Background at the 2013 Honk! Parade

2012

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Our humble beginnings as a small group of parents and kids and cardboard creatures in 2012.