Cambridge Outdoors

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

Visit, Support & Share the Love of Cambridge’s Wild Places

EVENTS

The Disciplines of Animal Tracking

Sunday, February 1110:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Meets at the Ranger Station, Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

Ever wonder about the tracks you see? Animal tracking contains a lot more than just footprints. This guided walk will go over the various aspects of arguably one of the oldest human traditions. Join Ranger Tim as we observe the hidden streets of Cambridge and read the stories written in the earth. Open to all audiences. Proper footwear encouraged, we will be walking off-path. Questions? Contact: tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov  or you can also register here.

Fresh Air Walk: Love in the Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, February 1412:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Meets at the Ranger Station, Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

This casual walk, led by Ranger Tim, will encompass Fresh Pond and take an informal look at each month in nature. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll talk about animal courtship on our way around the pond. Come alone or bring your co-workers! Rain or shine. Questions? Contact: tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov

Sweet Maples

Sunday, February 18th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meets at the Ranger Station, Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

What trees in Massachusetts can be tapped? How long has this craft existed? Why are trees sweet? These questions and more will be answered inside and during a guided walk to Kingsley Park and a live tapping demonstration. Come learn about the lifeblood of New England! We will be walking off-path. To RSVP, please contact Ranger Jean at (508) 562-7605 or email jrogers@cambridgeMA.gov

PLACES

 

Ongoing Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities in Cambridge

To stay in touch about volunteer opportunities at Fresh Pond Reservation, contact friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com.

More opportunities:

The Cambridge Department of Public Works has volunteer opportunities, including landscaping and “adopt a storm drain.”

The Charles River Watershed Association engages volunteers to draw samples, including at Cambridge locations. Click here for information.

MAPS & WAYFINDING

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