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November 2019

Explore Hobomock Trail in Pembroke

November 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the NSRWA on a guided walk into the woods of Pembroke. Expand your nature knowledge as we identify trees, look for wildlife, and enjoy some time outside. We will see the Herring Brook, a major tributary that joins with the Indian Head River to form the North River. Herring Brook is an active herring run. Walk also includes visiting abandond cranberry bogs. So come join us for a fun fall walk in the watershed! Meet at the end of…

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Folly Hill Trail Walk

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Hanover Open Space Committee and the North and South River Watershed Association on Saturday, November 23 at 10:00am on the Folly Hill property for a two mile walk on the Bog Iron Trail. The walk will feature the recent work of two Eagle Scouts, John Carbone and Christian Lyttle, including new sections of boardwalk, improved signage and trail marking. The main trail is named for the iron deposits used years ago in Hanover's early industrial past. Now it's…

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Black Friday Walk through Forge Pond Park

November 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Want to skip the craziness of Black Friday? Join the NSRWA on a guided walk of Forge Pond Park. We will walk the trails nestled in the woods around Forge Pond Park in Hanover. Forge Pond is formed by the confluence of Frenches Stream, and the Drinkwater River. After the pond it becomes the Indian Head River, a major tribuary of the North River. Learn local flora and fauna, discuss the areas history, and just have fun exploring in nature.…

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December 2019

Twilight Solstice Exploration

December 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Join us for the Twilight Solstice Exploration: A walk through Norris Reservation exploring nocturnal wildlife, their adaptations, and our own senses! Families and kids - Looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Want to take a walk in a local park on the shortest day of the year? Join the NSRWA as we explore the Norris Reservation in Norwell… during twilight!!! Make discoveries about nature, as well as yourselves. Through interesting facts and fun…

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Animal Adaptations Discovery

December 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You survived a wild Christmas season, but could you survive this season in the wild? Join NSRWA’s Environmental Educator and outdoor guide at Norwell’s Stetson Meadows as we discover animal’s adaptations and how they survive in the wintry wild! Participate in an easy going exploration, search for animal tracks, take part in wildlife survival activities and games, and embrace your inner woodrat and try building your own survival shelter! This program is free to all. A great event for families…

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January 2020

New Year’s Day Walk

January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

24th Annual NSRWA New Year’s Day Walk Driftway Conservation Park, Scituate January 1, 2020 1:00-3:00pm Celebrate the kick-off of NSRWA's 50th Anniversary at our Annual New Year’s Day Walk! Discover the history of the NSRWA through a fun and interactive walk at Scituate’s Driftway Conservation Park. This event will be unlike ones in the past because it will be “choose your own adventure”. The NSRWA will have informative and interactive stations set-up throughout the park. Participants can go to which…

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February 2020

NSRWA Walking Club – Nelson Memorial Forest

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Join Alida Alberts and Ellen Herling and a group of new friends to explore the Nelson Memorial Forest. (Click link for more information on location.) Parking is on Union Street. Hope to see you there! Read more about the walking club.

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Winter in the Wild! at Melzar Hatch Preserve in Hanover

February 18, 2020 @ 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 SCHOOL VACATION! Dress according to the weather, wear appropriate footwear for a variety of terrain, and be ready to go…

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Winter in the Wild! at Carolina Hill Preserve in Marshfield

February 19, 2020 @ 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 Carolina Hill Preserve in Marshfield. 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 SCHOOL VACATION! Dress according to the weather, wear appropriate footwear for a variety of terrain, and be ready to go…

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

February 20, 2020 @ 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 SCHOOL VACATION! Dress according to the weather, wear appropriate footwear for a variety of terrain, and be ready…

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NSRWA Walking Club – John Little Conservation Area

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Join Alida Alberts and Ellen Herling and a group of new friends to explore the John Little Conservation Area in Marshfield. (Click link for more information on location.) Parking is at the trail head on Union Street. Hope to see you there! Read more about the walking club.

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March 2020

NSRWA Walking Club – Tucker Preserve, Pembroke

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been cancelled. However, we encourage you to get outside on your own. You can pick up your FREE Explore South Shore Recreation Guide Map at our office to find places to walk. Sign up for our E-newsletter to stay up on the up-to-date news and information on programs and events. Join Alida Alberts and Ellen Herling and a group of new friends to explore the Tucker Preserve in Pembroke. (Click link for…

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April 2020

Vernal Pool Discovery and April Showers Walk at Pembroke’s Willow Brook Farm

April 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Due to the updated COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this event has been cancelled. Sign up for our E-news to get more information on upcoming virtual events. Join NSRWA Environmental Educator and naturalist guide Brian Taylor at the Wildlands Trust Willow Brook Farm 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…

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Vernal Pool Discovery and April Showers Walk at Hanover’s Denham Pond

April 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Due to the updated COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this event has been cancelled. Sign up for our E-news to get more information on upcoming virtual events. Join NSRWA's Environmental Educator and naturalist guide Brian Taylor at Denham Pond Park in Hanover 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…

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Vernal Pool Discovery and April Showers Walk at Marshfield’s Webster’s Wilderness

April 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Due to the updated COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this event has been cancelled. Sign up for our E-news to get more information on upcoming virtual events. Join NSRWA Environmental Educator and naturalist guide Brian Taylor at Webster's Wilderness in Marshfield 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…

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November 2020

Autumn Adventures! November 4 and 18

November 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Looking to get your kids outside and into an adventure this fall? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is now offering outdoor activities to local South Shore area youth ages 10-13 this fall. Programs are run Wednesday Nov. 4 and 18 afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm. Activities include fishing, hiking, outdoor ecology games, geocaching or Kayaking (weather permitting). Participants will gain outdoor experience while simply having fun just being off the screen and out in nature! Program includes an experienced guide,…

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December 2020

Autumn Adventures! December 2, 9, and 16

December 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - December 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Looking to get your kids outside and into an adventure this fall? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is now offering outdoor activities to local South Shore area youth ages 10-13 this fall. Programs are run Wednesday December 2, 9, and 16 afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm. Activities include fishing, hiking, outdoor ecology games, geocaching or Kayaking (weather permitting). Participants will gain outdoor experience while simply having fun just being off the screen and out in nature! Program includes an experienced…

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Winter Holiday Adventures!

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…

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January 2021

NSRWA’s 27th Annual New Year’s Day Walk: The Third Herring Brook Dam Breakthrough Tour!

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NSRWA’s 27th Annual New Year’s Day Walk The Third Herring Brook Dam Breakthrough Tour Join the NSRWA on a multi-location self-guided tour of 3 dam removal locations along the Third Herring Brook! From 1 to 4pm on January 1st, the NSRWA and participants have been given special permission to visit the three dam removal sites along this major tributary of the North River. Included in the walk are the former sites of Mill Pond, Tack Factory Pond, and Petersons Pond.…

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February 2021

February Vacation Adventures!

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 19 @ 3:00 pm

Looking to get your kids outside and into an adventure during February vacation week? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is now offering a 4-day outdoor activities program to local South Shore area youth ages 9-12. Program runs February 16-19 from 1:00-3:00pm. Activities include hiking, animal tracking, outdoor ecology games, insect searching and identification, and geocaching. Program package includes three days of afternoon fun and educational outdoor activities. Participants will gain outdoor experience, backwoods navigation and survival skills, discover…

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