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January 2020

Mosquitos, Spraying and Triple EEE

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Blake Dinius, Plymouth County Extension Entomologist - More than just annoying, mosquitoes may be the most dangerous animal in the world (Great white sharks, step aside!) The incidence of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Plymouth county ranks among the highest in the nation. Join Plymouth County Entomologist Blake Dinius in understanding why mosquitoes bite and carry these diseases and the current science behind how we can protect ourselves against mosquito borne illness. The WaterWatch…

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February 2020

Kill Your Lawn

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Mark Richardson, Tower Hill Botanical Director - According to NASA, in the United States more surface area is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn how to replace your lawn with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings from Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s director of horticulture Mark Richardson, co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, with photographer…

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Shad, River Herring and Eels in Massachusetts

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. John Sheppard, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries - These curious fish migrate thousands of miles between fresh and saltwater and are incredibly important to our ocean and aquatic food webs. John Sheppard of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Diadromous Fish project will share the latest news about their current populations and efforts to restore their habitat. These fish are incredibly important but their populations are at historic lows but recent efforts to restore…

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Winter Walk through Wompatuck State Park

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wompatuck State Park
Free

Join the NSRWA on a guided nature and history walk at Wompatuck State Park. Tired of being cooped-up during the winter months, then come with us as we embark on a journey through Northeastern Coastal Forest. Animal tracking, tree identification, forest forensics, wilderness survival, and whatever else we can find. This event is part of our 50 Places to Explore for the 50th Anniversary of the NSRWA. Each month of 2020 will highlight one of the 12 towns within our…

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Winter in the Wild! at Melzar Hatch Preserve in Hanover

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Youngsters home from school? Looking to get outside? Join the NSRWA on a family friendly outdoor event as we explore Melzar Hatch Preserve in Hanover. NSRWA’s environmental educator Brian Taylor will lead us on activities such as forest navigation, animal tracks search, camouflage survival, nature discovery, and using our senses to experience our surroundings. A GREAT PROGRAM FOR KIDS ON VACATION FROM SCHOOL! Dress according to the weather, wear appropriate footwear for a variety of terrain, and be ready to…

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Climate Change Cafe: Keeping Your Head Above Water

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Alexandra Vecchio, Mass Audubon Climate Change Program Manager - The subject of climate change with all of its ramifications can be overwhelming. We know our life choices have significant impacts on the health of our communities and planet. We struggle with individual action plans that can make a difference. Join us as Alexandra provides some insight and leads us in a discussion that will empower us to make positive choices in our communities and…

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Winter in the Wild! at J.J Shepherd Memorial Forest in Pembroke

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Youngsters home from school? Looking to get outside? Join the NSRWA on a family friendly outdoor event as we explore the J.J. Shepherd Memorial Forest  in Pembroke. NSRWA’s environmental educator Brian Taylor will lead us on activities such as forest navigation, animal tracks search, camouflage survival, nature discovery, and using our senses to experience our surroundings. A GREAT PROGRAM FOR KIDS ON VACATION FROM SCHOOL! Event is Thursday February 20, 2020. Dress according to the weather, wear appropriate footwear for…

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The Life History and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Patty Levasseur, Graduate Researcher, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay & University of Massachusetts - A once abundant turtle species, diamondback terrapins were an important food source for the Continental Army and later for slaves on coastal plantations dating back to the 1700s. Terrapin meat later became a delicacy for the elite and was heavily exploited to near extinction. Today, diamondback terrapins are listed as protected or regulated throughout their range, however they face additional threats…

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March 2020

Discover Thompson Pond and Twin Ponds Trail System Walk

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Free

Join the NSRWA on a guided walk of Thompson Pond and Twin Ponds trail system Sunday, March 1st from 10:00-11:30am. These adjoining conservation lands are part of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station. The property is within the towns of Weymouth, Rockland, and Abington. The original naval air station encompassed nearly 1,500 acres, however, much of the land has been repurposed for either business, residential, or conservation lands. This property features views of the East and West branch of…

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Weather vs. Climate and Climate Change

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Eleanor Vallier-Talbot, Meterologist National Weather Service - Weather watchers everywhere have been seeing the changes that have been happening around us, especially with the increasing number and intensity of storms locally and worldwide. Prolonged droughts have also caused major problems, especially with dwindling water and food supplies. This presentation will review what the differences are between weather and climate, then will shift into how the changing climate has been wreaking havoc along the coastline,…

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Gardening Green Expo

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kennedy’s Country Gardens, 85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Scituate, MA 02066 United States
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Go Native at the 8th Annual Gardening Green Expo! 2020 Gardening Green Expo Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00 am–4:00 pm Kennedy’s Country Gardens, Scituate Think spring and mark your calendar for Gardening Green Expo. The theme for this year is Go Native! Populations of birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are declining worldwide, but there are things you can do to make a difference. You can support pollinators by planting native plants! Pollinators evolved with native plants, which are best adapted…

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April 2020

Vernal Pool Discovery and April Showers Walk

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Join NSRWA Environmental Educator and naturalist guide Brian Taylor at the Wildlands Trust Willow Brook Park Preserve in Pembroke as we explore vernal pools and what makes them unique. We will also discuss water loving animals, vernal pool obligate species, wetland classification and habitats, local flora and fauna, and just have fun looking for anything interesting. A GREAT EVENT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ON VACATION FROM SCHOOL!!! The walk will be held at Willow Brook Park in Pembroke off Rt…

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May 2020

Crabby Kids at Howland’s Landing

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Howland’s Landing Park, Duxbury
$10

Grab your pail and shovel and come explore the beach and mudflats with local Mom and Watershed Ecologist Dr. Sara Grady, as well as NSRWA’s Environmental Educator Brian Taylor. Discover the unique life that calls the coast home. Look for horseshoe crabs, snails and sea worms. You may even see a fish or two! Dress for the weather and be prepared to get wet and sandy – some of these creatures like to play hide and seek! Park and meet…

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June 2020

Summer Solstice Paddle

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the longest day of the year and join the NSRWA on a guided paddle as we explore the beautiful South River. We will embark on this out-and-back journey starting at the Francis Keville Footbridge. This paddle will include meandering along vast expanse of saltmarsh, listening to the crepuscular animals as they become active at dusk, and experiencing the river to its fullest… at twilight. We will park and meet behind the CVS on Ocean St. in Marshfield. This is…

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