Cambridge Outdoors

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

Nature in February for Kids and Families

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 

Animal Detectives: Coyotes

Wednesday, February 2110:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

February’s spotlight is on the Coyote. Come see what it takes to be a coyote as we explore what they do and how they act. This family program is best suited for kids between 4 and 12. Accompanying adult must be present, service dogs only please, and dress warmly as this is an outdoor program. Groups please check-in with Ranger Tim at tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov prior to Friday, February 16

Intro to Animal Tracking for Kids

Thursday, February 2210:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Have you ever seen wildlife in Cambridge? Whether you did or not they have left behind clues. We’ll learn how to track an animal and go out looking ourselves! This family program is best suited for kids between 4 and 12. Accompanying adult must be present, service dogs only please, and dress warmly as this is an outdoor program. Groups, please check-in with Ranger Tim at tpuopolo@cambridgeMA.gov prior to Friday, February 16. You can also register here.