Boston Area Beekeepers Assoc. Open Hives
Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22; 10 AM–Noon
Learn all about how honey bees make honey, survive the winter, and much more at our onsite apiary. Free; registration required. Register online or call 617-983-8500. www.babeekeepers.org. Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan.
Fresh Pond Monarch Watch
July 11: Milkweed Planting in Lusitania Meadow
July 16 & 18: Pod Patrol Weed-Out
July 14, 20, & 28: Caterpillar checkups—come see how they are growing.
August 6: Butterfly release parade.
This raise-and-release project of the threatened monarch butterfly is aimed at encouraging a monarch population at Fresh Pond. For more information, visit here, or contact Martine at 617-349-6489, email@example.com. 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge.
Comparing Animal Skeletons
Tuesday, July 11, 6:30–8 PM
Book reading and signing with Sara Levine. Compare human and animal skeletons. There will be hands-on activities including putting together a human skeleton and a short walk. Ages 6 and up with an adult partner $6 member/$8 nonmember. Habitat Education Center, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont.
Creating Resilient Infrastructure & Watersheds Conference & Exhibit
Wednesday, July 12, 8 AM–4 PM
The NEWEA Watershed Management Committee, the New England Water Works Association, the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission are hosting a conference of interest to municipalities, utilities, watershed associations, state agencies, and others that are responsible for transportation, water, sewer, stormwater, and other infrastructure as our climate changes and sea levels rise. Conference website. Hale Street, UMASS Lowell Conference Center, Lowell.
Boston Sustainability Breakfasts
Wednesday, July 19, August 16, September 20, 7:30–8:30 AM
Join us every month for Net Impact Boston’s informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals for networking, discussion, and moral support. eventbrite.com Pret A Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston.
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30–9 PM
The night sky is alive with the beating of bat and moth wings. Using a few tricks we’ll get a glimpse into this secret nocturnal world. Come see and hear what the darkness has to offer. Bring bugspray. Rain Date: July 26. Ages 5 and up with an adult partner. $6 member /$8 nonmember. Habitat Education Center, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont.
10th Annual Boston Greenfest
Friday–Sunday, August 11–13, 10 AM–5 PM
Eco-forums, music, art and craft displays, family events, organization booths, new product demos, eco-kids tent, and refreshments. bostongreenfest.org. Boston City Hall Plaza.
A Night at the Pond
Tuesday, August 22, 6:15–8:15 PM
Explore the ponds to see what wildlife awaits us. We’ll bring our ponding gear and nets to see what you can catch, and then take a closer look at our collection of strange and wonderful water creatures and learn a bit about them. Bring boots and bug spray. Rain date: August 23. Ages 5 and up with an adult partner. Fee: $8 member/$10 nonmember. Register at massaudubon.org or call 617-489-5050. firstname.lastname@example.org. Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont.
Boston Area Sustainability Group
Tuesdays, September 5, October 3,
Local Sustainable Economies: Building Entrepreneurship & Community Resilience. Boston Area Sustainability Group, Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge.
Sustainable Belmont Meetings
Wednesdays, September 13, October 4, November 1, 7–8:30 PM
Sustainable Belmont’s regular monthly meeting. Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, Concord Avenue, Belmont.