Archive for the ‘10_15 Public Programs’ Category

Winter Solstice Walks: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, December 20-22, 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm

December 18, 2016

Beat the winter blues with our annual Solstice celebration! Join us at the new visitor center for an inspirational walk at Walden Pond during solar noon. If you have a drum, please bring it along. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. This is a program for vSunisitors of all ages.

This is a free program but there is a $8 parking fee for vehicles with Massachusetts plates, $10 for vehicles with non-Massachusetts plates. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs permitted unless they are working guides. Park programs are sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information call park staff at (978) 369-3254. Reasonable accommodations upon request.

Book of Leaves, Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2015; 2-3pm

September 24, 2015

Falling-Leaves_lgDid you know that Henry David kept a journal from ages 20 to 44? Join our interpretive staff in creating your very own nature journal to take home! We will even add our first observations to the journal using leaf rubbings. Meet out by the Thoreau replica. Children should be supervised by an adult. This is a free program, but there is a daily parking fee of $8 per vehicle with Massachusetts plates, $10 for non-Massachusetts plates. Only working guide dogs are allowed in the Park. Please call (978) 369-3254 for more information.

Who Lives in the Forest? Fridays, October 2, 9, 23, & 30, 2015; 11am-12pm

September 24, 2015

squirrelNow is your chance to learn about some of the fascinating local mammals that live in our forest! Meet us at the tables at the Main Beach to practice your naturalist skills. This program is for all ages. Children should be supervised by an adult. Stop by any time in this 1-hour window. This is a free program, but there is a daily parking fee of $8 per vehicle with Massachusetts plates, $10 for out-of-state plates. Only working guide dogs are permitted in the park. For more information, call (978) 369-3254.

Reading Walden’s Landscape, Tuesdays, October 13, 20, & 27, 2015, 11am-12pm

September 24, 2015

1908 lake walden postcardJoin us for an interpretive walk at Walden Pond. Thoreau was a keen observer and meticulous recorder of nature. We will learn to interpret the forested landscape as Thoreau would have done. We will discuss forest succession and share some descriptive passages from Thoreau’s written works. Meet in the front of the Thoreau House Replica near the Main Parking Lot. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water. Children must be accompanied by and adult. This is a free program but there is a parking fee of $8 per vehicle with Massachusetts plates, $10 with non-Massachusetts plates. Only working guide dogs are allowed in the Park. For more information, call (978) 369-3254.

Thoreau Family Pencil Making: Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2015, 2-3pm

September 24, 2015

ad-pencils[1]Come and learn about the Thoreau family’s pencil making business! Henry David Thoreau was a renowned writer and thinker, but he was also very handy. Not only did he build his house himself, but he also improved the methods of pencil making in his family’s business. Join a park interpreter at the Replica near the parking lot for a look into this little known side of Henry. We will have a pencil-making activity, and children will leave with their own working pencil! Appropriate for children ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult. This is a free program, but there is a daily parking fee of $8 per MA vehicle, $10 out-of-state plates. Please call (978) 369-3254 for more information.

Invasive Plant Hunt & Pull: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 22, & 29, 2015; 10am-12pm

September 24, 2015

© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 2 Cynanchum louiseae

 

 

Invasive plants are non-native plants threaten the environment by taking over areas and decreasing the variety of native species. Invasives can also change soil quality, harm native animals, and even interfere with public works. Examples of terrestrial invasive plants in Concord include Black Swallowwort (Cynanchum louiseae), Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellate), Asiatic Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), and Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus). Please help us get rid of these problematic species! Meet us at the Replica house and be prepared to work! Wear sturdy shoes and long pants sprayed with bug spray. We will provide gloves. This is a free program, but there is a parking fee of $8 per MA vehicle, $10 out-of-state plates. No dogs are permitted unless working guides. Please call (978) 369-3254 for more information.

StoryWalk®: Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2015, 10am-12noon

September 24, 2015

why do leaves change colorStep inside the story book as you stroll past book pages placed on the Pond Path. Fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The walk starts in front of the Thoreau House Replica near the Parking Lot. Come by any time during this 2-hour window. This is a free program, but there is a daily parking fee of $8 per vehicle with Massachusetts plates, $10 for out-of-state plates. No dogs are permitted unless they are working guides. For more information, call (978) 369-3254.

Thoreau Living History: Autumnal Tints, Sunday, October 4, 2015, 12-2pm

September 24, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHenry David Thoreau loved autumn and October was one of his favorite months of the year. Join “Thoreau” (portrayed by Richard Smith) for a Fall walk through Walden Woods. Meet at the Thoreau house replica. During the walk, Mr. Thoreau will read selections from his essay Autumnal Tints. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free program, but there is a daily parking fee of $8 for Massachusetts plates, $10 out-of-state plates. No dogs are permitted unless working guide dogs. For more information, call (978) 369-3254. Sponsored by the Friends of Walden Pond, an activity of the Thoreau Society.

Autumnal Tints: Sundays, October 11 & 25, 2015, 1-2pm

September 24, 2015

autumnaltints“October is the month for painted leaves,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in his classic treatise on Fall called Autumnal Tints. Join a park interpreter to celebrate and learn the reasons behind New England’s autumn leaf colors during this hour-long walk. Wear sturdy shoes and please dress for the weather. This is a free program but there is an $8 per vehicle parking fee with Massachusetts plates, $10 with out-of-state plates. No dogs are permitted unless they are guide dogs. Park Programs are sponsored by the MA-DCR. For more information, call park staff at (978) 369-3254.

Spiders and Their Webs, “Oh My!” Saturdays, October 24 & 31, 1-3pm

September 24, 2015

spiderwebFor kids: Help build a giant spider web! Learn about and make one of nature’s intricate designs: the spider web! Meet at the Thoreau house replica near the parking lot. All are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free program, but there is a parking fee of $8 per vehicle with Massachusetts plates, $10 with non-Massachusetts plates. No dogs are permitted unless they are working guides. Park programs are sponsored by MA-DCR. For more information, call (978) 369-3254.