Big Woods Hike
Sunday, November 19, 11:30 AM–3 PM
There’s a walk in the woods…and then there’s a walk in the woods with a naturalist to discover what is happening in the world of nature as plants and animals prepare for winter.
Sanctuary naturalists will lead small groups as they venture out to the “Big Woods” on Averill’s Island. Stop along the way to hear stories of the original settlers and learn about the fascinating cultural history of the sanctuary. Look for animal signs as we hike through the woodlands and marshes.
Dress warmly and wear comfortable footwear. Warm up by the wood stove in the barn upon your return. Refreshments available for purchase beginning at 11 AM.
Advance registration required.
Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $9 adult, $8 child. Register online or call 978-887-9264. Please choose a hike time when you register. Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield
The Environmental Solutions Initiative People & the Planet Lecture Series: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Guest Speaker
Monday, November 20, 4–6 PM
The series presents individuals and organizations working to advance understanding and action toward a humane and sustainable future. For more information, contact: Hannah Loomis, firstname.lastname@example.org MIT, Building E14, MPR-647, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Giving Thanks for Nature
Friday, November 24, 10 AM–1 PM
Spend your Black Friday away from the malls and outside in nature. Take a walk through the sanctuary as local artists give trailside performances, then contribute your own expressions of thanks with family-friendly crafts and activities. Members & Lincoln residents, free; nonmember adults $9, children (ages 2–13) $6, seniors $6. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln
Boston Green Drinks
Tuesday, November 28, 6–8 PM
Boston Green Drinks builds a community of sustainably minded Bostonians, provides a forum for exchange of sustainability career resources, and serves as a central point of information about emerging green issues, sustainable energy, environment, food, health, education. New location: The Ginger Man (back room), 148 Main Street, Boston
Sustainable Belmont Meetings
Wednesdays, December 6, January 3, 7-8:30 PM Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, Concord Avenue, Belmont.
Belmont High School Building Project Community Engagement Forum
Tuesday, December 12, 7–9 PM
Discussion topics include general project updates, including project schedule, district school enrollment updates, and time for questions, comments, and feedback. Belmont High School Auditorium
Boston Environmental History Seminar
Tuesday, January 16, 5:15 PM
The Massachusetts Historical Society hosts Jeffrey Egan, University of Connecticut, who will discuss “The Fight Before the Flood: Rural Protest and the Debate Over Boston’s Quabbin Reservoir, 1919-1927” with comment by Belmont resident Karl Haglund, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston