Cambridge Outdoors

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

For Kids and Families

Nature-Related Events in Cambridge

updated June 12,  2017


The Reservation is bursting with life forms of all shapes and sizes – come help us identify and record as many as we can find! Join staff and volunteers for a biological inventory of the plants, amphibians, insects, trees, and more that make their home at Fresh Pond. We will break into teams on different days to explore different habitats in the Reservation and see what we can find. Anyone who loves nature and exploring the natural world is welcome – especially those with enthusiasm and willingness to look through identification guides to help collect habitat data! Join for one, or the series.
Monday, June 12 | 8:00–9:30 p.m.: Nightlife (bats/owls/moths/other insects)
Sunday, June 18 | 10:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.: Mushrooms
Sunday, June 18 | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Meadow Life in Lusitania Meadow
Wednesday, June 21 | 6:00 –8:00 p.m.: Birds
Please RSVP to for meeting locations.


Saturday, June 17, 1:00 p.m. For families with kids 8-10. Join Ranger Jean in making a ranger hat and then going on patrol doing things rangers do. This is NOT a drop-in program. Limited to 10 adult/child pairs. Please register with by Friday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m. for location.


Fridays, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk.

Join us for casual nature explorations, designed for young kids and their caretakers, and play in our urban wild!  We might read stories, look out for birds and bugs, and make some crafts. Please come dressed ready for the weather (and in clothes that are OK to get dirty!). Please RSVP to Catherine Pedemonti at


Fridays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Fresh Pond After-school Kids’ Walk.

Join us for an after-school romp in our urban wilds! This program is intended for kids of all ages accompanied by their caretakers. Please come dressed for the weather and in clothes that are ok to get dirty. Please RSVP to Catherine Pedemonti at