Cambridge Outdoors

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Nature in September for Kids and Families

Friday, September 8. Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk. 10:00–11:00 a.m. Meeting location: The Gazebo at Neville Place, 650 Concord Ave. 

Join us for casual nature explorations, designed for young kids and their parents/caretakers, and play in our urban wild!  We might look for frogs and turtles at Black’s Nook, or find pill bugs and bird nests in the Butterfly Meadow. Please come dressed ready for the weather and in clothes that are OK to get a bit dirty! Feel free to contact Catherine Pedemonti at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com with any questions.

Sunday, September 10. Welcome to Fresh Pond! for Families with Young Children. 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Meeting location: Maher Park Parking Lot, 650 Concord Ave.

Are you new to Cambridge or Fresh Pond? Looking to learn more opportunities for your family to enjoy the Reservation? Join Ranger Jean for a leaf scavenger hunt while we move around this area of the reservation and talk about activities and programs for your families. Children will make leaf rubbings and find the trees that grew their leaves while we get to talk.  A great opportunity to bring questions or to see what Fresh Pond Reservation is all about! For any RSVPs or questions, please email jrogers@cambridgema.gov. Bring a picnic to enjoy afterward!

Friday, September 15. Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk. (See listing for September 8 for details.)

Friday, September 15.  Fresh Pond After-school Kids’ Walk. 3:30–4:30 p.m. Meeting location: The Gazebo at Neville Place, 650 Concord Ave. 

Join us for an after-school romp in our urban wilds! This program is intended for kids of all ages accompanied by their parents/caretakers. Please come dressed for the weather and in clothes that are ok to get dirty. Feel free to contact Catherine Pedemonti at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com with any questions.

Friday, September 22. Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk.(See listing for September 8 for details.)

Saturday, September 23. Fairy and Hobbit House Building. 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Meeting place: Kingsley Park, Outlook near upper parking lot

Come dressed as a fairy, elf, or gnome, and help us create some houses for the magical creatures of Fresh Pond to inhabit! We might also look at a book or two, and make some magic-inspired arts and crafts. Stop at our nature-inspired playground on your way, or bring a picnic to enjoy after the program! Please contact Catherine Pedemonti at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com with any questions or to RSVP.

Friday, September 29. Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk. (See listing for September 8 for details.)

Friday, September 29.  Fresh Pond After-school Kids’ Walk. (See listing for September 15 for details.)

Saturday, September 30. Things that Fly: Get Ready to Honk! 1:00–2:30 p.m. Meeting location: Ranger Station, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway.

Ranger Jean and the Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project invite kids age 4–8 with a parent, grandparent, or other adult to come to Fresh Pond for an art-full afternoon. Come to learn a bit about things in our city that fly, including birds, insects, and even seeds! Make an owl mask or a bee puppet that you can wear on October 8th at the Honk! Parade (between Davis and Harvard Square) with the Cambridge Wildlife marching group. To register email jrogers@cambridgema.gov or call 508 562-7605.

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