The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) had another wonderful summer full of outdoor programming. In addition to our local multi-day recreation offerings and River Adventures kayaking expeditions, the NSRWA education team also works with groups from across the South Shore. One program in particular is Estuary Explorers, which engages many groups throughout the year, including school classes, youth groups, Green Teams, summer camps, and Scouting groups. The mission of this program is to bring youth of all ages out into the North and South Rivers Estuary to explore its many diverse areas, understand their importance, see the amazing wildlife, and learn how we can all help protect our water and environment.

One of NSRWA’s many partners, Sunset Point Camp has participated in Estuary Explorers for several years now. Located in Hull, the camp is part of Catholic Charities Boston, which serves Greater Boston’s most vulnerable populations. Working with groups from beyond our watershed not only exposes them to some amazing natural areas, but  can also draw connections between here and their own communities. “Estuary Explorers brings youth to an amazing place here in our watershed,” said NSRWA’s Environmental Educator Brian Taylor “But it’s also a way of connecting them to the land and water within their own communities back at home. We all live in a watershed, no matter where we live, and we can all find places to experience nature or places that need our help anywhere in the state, even in the city.

The NSRWA looks forward to continuing amazing partnerships with organizations like Sunset Point and Catholic Charities of Boston, among others, to get more youth outdoors to explore nature. Additional partners this year include X-Cel Conservation Corp, Marshfield Scouts Troop 424, First Parish of Norwell, Hingham Scouts Pack 41, and Hanover High School Marine Science class. NSRWA’s 2022 Estuary Explorers Program is made possible through generous support from The Michele E. Dufault Foundation and the Mayfield family. If you are interested in having your group join us on an Estuary Explorers adventure, or if you’d like to underwrite the program for next year, send an email to Brian at