Other Events

2014

 

June – August

Eagle Hill Natural History Summer Seminars

This summer Eagle Hill Institute is offering 30 summer courses, some terrestrial and some aquatic. Topics range from vascular plants, mosses, lichens, mushrooms, marine, freshwater, and terrestrial invertebrates, freshwater fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, plant communities, wetland delineation, salt marsh restoration, and lakes and rivers.

For more info: http://www.eaglehill.us/programs/nhs/nhs-calendar.shtml

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June 4

Scentless Spring: Ecosystems Under Siege by White-tailed Deer — A talk by Thomas Rawinski

The overabundance of white-tailed deer is a growing problem. As a keystone species of forest ecosystems, they have a disproportionate impact on other species—wildflowers, tree seedlings, songbirds, and insects. Learn about the extensive damage caused by deer overpopulation on the Blue Hills Reservation and in other forests throughout our region. We can solve this by restoring the predation that once kept deer populations in check. Tom Rawinski is a US Forest Service botanist in Durham, NH.

Location: Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

For more info: http://www.grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts

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June 7

Soak up the Rain: a Demonstration Workshop for Homeowners and Businesses

Come learn how to capture and use rainfall as a resource at your home or business at a half-day workshop on June 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holyoke Public Library. The workshop will cover a range of techniques appropriate for residential and commercial sites, including: cisterns, rain barrels, porous pavers, rain gutter downspout diversions, and rain gardens. Capturing and reusing rainfall can save you money, beautify your landscape, reduce flooding, and help avoid impacts to local rivers and streams.

For more info:  Soak up the Rain Workshop – Pioneer Valley

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July 21-27

Tidal Marsh Restoration – A Traveling Course

The course will begin in Providence, RI and terminate at Eagle Hill, Steuben, ME. Each day will include visiting a least one field site.The class will include monitoring techniques and case studies to examine hydrologic alterations, invasive species, barriers to upslope migration, and fish and wildlife habitat value.

For more info:  www.eaglehill.us/programs/nhs/nhs-calendar.shtml

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July 20-26

Native Bees as Pollinators: Diversity, Ecology, Conservation & Enhancing Pollinator Habitats

This seminar will emphasize challenges in native bee conservation, and is planned to be of interest to land managers, land trusts, natural historians, foresters, teachers,students, gardeners, landscape designers, growers, and artists. The seminar will include field excursions and lectures.
Location:Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, MA
For more info:  www.eaglehill.us/programs/nhs/nhs-calendar.shtml

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August 8 – 24

Permaculture Teacher Training: Building Resilience through Building Educators

Location: Dorchester, NH

Application and more information is available at http://www.dacres.org/events/Permaculture%20Class/permacultureteachertraining.html

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“Outdoors This Week” is a weekly listing of outdoor-oriented activities west of Boston sponsored by a variety of local organizations and posted by the Sudbury Valley Trustees.

For more information visit: www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org.

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