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December 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - December 30, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

Looking to get your kids outside and into an adventure this holiday season? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is now offering outdoor activities to local South Shore area youth ages 10-13. Program runs December 28, 29, and 30 from 1:00-3:30pm. Activities include fishing, hiking, outdoor ecology games, or geocaching. Program package includes three days of afternoon fun and educational outdoor activities. Participants will gain outdoor experience, backwoods navigation and survival skills, discover various flora and fauna, basic forest and coastal ecology, learn local history, and simply have fun while being off the screen and out in nature!

Program includes an experienced guide, including a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Wilderness First Responder. All equipment included. Parents/guardians will drop-off and pick-up their youth at a predetermined location for each day.

Join us as we get outside and explore places in and around our community, all while having fun, staying safe, and experiencing something new. Groups limited to 8 participants.

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Winter Holiday Adventures  1:00-3:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – December 28, 29, and 30
Cost is $75

The early winter offers some great time get out and enjoy the outdoors in South Shore of MA. Let’s make sure we get our kids out to discover, enjoy, and appreciate what this area has to offer!

Sample itinerary (Subject to change): 

Monday, December 28 – Hiking and explore the lookout tower at Willow Brook Farm Preserve in Pembroke.

Tuesday, December 29 – Geocache hunt at Norwell’s Stetson Meadows.

Wednesday, December 30 – Animal tracking at Carolina Hill Reservation in Marshfield

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Upon registration, you will receive an email from NSRWA Environmental Educator Brian Taylor with specific program details and meeting locations.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact NSRWA by email at

CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel with a refund 48 hours before the event, however, membership and credit card fees are non-refundable. If you cancel within 48 hours, we reserve the right to refund 50% of your payment.

WEATHER CANCELLATION: If we need to cancel the event due to weather, we will either give you a refund, or we will reschedule the event. If you cannot attend the rescheduled event, you will receive a refund of the event fee, less the membership and credit card fees.

2020 NSRWA Outdoor Programming Policies and COVID-19 Risk Management

  1. All participants will read and sign a COVID-19/Contagious Disease Waiver.

  2. All participants will understand and acknowledge the risk involved in group activities.

  3. Participants/parents/guardians will understand protection against COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed.

  4. NSRWA programming will comply with the current local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.

  5. NSRWA outdoor programming will be conducted exclusively in outdoor settings. Groups will not be brought inside or into a confined space unless absolutely necessary i.e. lightning storms. If it becomes necessary for groups to be brought indoors temporarily, NSRWA will ensure social distancing to the maximum extent possible.

  6. All NSRWA program staff will be trained in proper equipment sanitation, PPE (personal protective equipment) usage, hand washing, personal hygiene, and respiratory etiquette. NSRWA staff will wear proper PPE.

  7. All NSRWA program staff will be educated in current local/state COVID-19 mitigation guidelines during programming.

  8. All NSRWA program staff will follow the current local/state COVID-19 mitigation guidelines during programming.

  9. Programs will have planned outdoor meeting/gathering locations, and will be done in accordance with current social distancing practices of a 6ft minimum.

  10. Participants and staff will do our best to maintain a minimum of 6ft during all activities both on and off the water but may need to come closer than 6ft to provide assistance to a participant. Staff will wear a face mask when closer than 6 ft and participants will be required to as well. In the event of providing assistance we cannot guarantee face masks will stay on.

  11. Activity equipment will not be shared among participants and staff. Paddles, PFDs, and kayaks will be used by one individual for the entirety of the duration of the programs.

  12. All equipment will be carefully cleaned and sanitized after each day of use and logged.

  13. Participants and staff will be required to bring their own personal items including: water bottles, sunscreen, bug repellent, and snacks. These items will not be shared amongst individuals.

  14. All participants will understand and acknowledge the need for close person to person contact in a water-related emergency.

  15. If a parents/guardians will be picking-up or dropping-off youth for an activity, drop-off/pick-ups will be staggered and at a specified outdoor location. Groups will not meet inside a building or travel by group in a van or other vehicle.

  16. Group meeting locations and times will be made clear to parents/guardians before the program. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the activity location.

  17. NSRWA will have a clear weather cancelation policy that will be communicated to parents/guardians prior to the program. NSRWA will contact each parent/guardian regarding any cancellation or change to program start time with as much lead time as is feasible under the circumstances. Canceled activities may or may not be able to be rescheduled.

Paddling Specific Policies

  1. All NSRWA on the water paddling programming will be conducted in accordance with the American Canoe Association’s (ACA) Risk Management Requirements.

  2. All NSRWA on the water paddling programming will be planned in accordance with the American Canoe Association’s (ACA) Guidelines for Instructors and Event Organizers

  3. All participants will read and sign the ACA Insurance Waiver.

  4. All participants will be given clear and thorough instructions for “self-rescue” techniques when possible. These are techniques used during non-emergency or non-life threatening scenarios where individuals can assist themselves to reduce the need for a staff-participant close contact.

  5. Group size will not exceed local, state and federal health safety guidelines.


December 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
December 30, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
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North and South Rivers Watershed Association
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