Posts Tagged ‘Interpretive Programs’

Looking forward to our New Walden Visitor Center, Mondays (September 5, 12, 19, & 26); Thursday (September 8, 15, & 22), 10am-12pm at the House Replica, 2016

September 3, 2016

Stop by to learn about the new, green visitor center being built at Walden Pond. Hear from a park interpreter about the future exibits featuring the legacy of Henry David Thoreau and get a look at the plans for this energy efficient building.visitorcenter

Reading Walden’s Landscape, Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, & 20, 2016

September 3, 2016

Join us for an interpretive walk on the Pond Path. Thoreau was a keen observer and meticulous documenter of nature. We will identify wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees, and interpret the forested landscape as Thoreau would have done. We will discuss forest succession and will also share some descriptive passages from Thoreau’s book, Walden. Meet in front of the Thoreau house replica near the Main Parking Lot. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thoreau’s Stay at Walden, Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am-12pm; Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 1-3pm; Sundays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 1-3pm; Mondays, Sept. 5 & 19, 1-3pm; Tues., Sept. 13, 1-3pm, 2016, at the Replica house

September 3, 2016

Join a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica for fun and informative learning about Henry David Thoreau’s life and his stay at Walden Pond. On hot summer days, holidays, and weekends, Walden Pond State Reservation often closes because of visitor capacity. Visitors are strongly encouraged to call the park headquarters and listen to the voice message before planning at trip or attending a program at 978-369-3254. sophia's house drawing

Thoreau Family Pencil Making, Saturdays, September 3, 17, & 24, 2016, 1-2pm

September 3, 2016

Come and learn about the Thoreau family’s pencil making business! Henry David Thoreau is a renowned writer and thinker, but he also worked a lot with his hands. 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 near thad-pencils[1]e parking lot for a look into this little-known side of Henry. We will have pencil-making activity; children will leave with their own working pencil. Appropriate for children ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult.

Thoreau Evening Ramble, Monday, September 26, 5-6pm, 2016

September 3, 2016

Join park staff at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a program about Henry David Thoreau, his stay at Walden Pond, and his literary, environmental, and human rights legacy. This program is for visitors of all ages. We will hike along the pond 1/2 mile to the original location of Thoreau’s house. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and sunscreen as appropriate. clip_image002

Want to come explore Heywood Meadow? Join our interpretive staff for “Exploring pond-life like Thoreau!”Fridays, September 9 & 23, 2016

September 3, 2016

Now is your chance to learn about some of the local pond fauna by joining an interpreter for a walk to Heywood Meadow. Meet us down by the Main Beach bike racks and come explore one of our property’s wetlands. Please wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes. We will take a 40-minute hike over uneven terrain to reach the Meadow. Children should be supervised by and adult. Insect repellent on clothes (not on hands), water, and hiking boots recommended.pondlife

Book of Leaves, Thursdays, Sept. 8 & 22, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm

September 3, 2016

Did you know Henry David kept a journal for most of his life? 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 Thoreau’s replica. Children should be accompanied by an adult. autumnaltints

Spiders and their webs, “Oh My!” Thursdays, Sept. 15 & 29, 2016

September 3, 2016

For 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.spiderweb

You are invited to HENRY’S WATERMELON PARTY! Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:00pm – 2:00pm

August 15, 2016

Henry Thoreau was known to have grown the sweetest, juiciest watermelons in Concord. Every year, he shared his harvest with friends and family. As we continue this tradition, enjoy a slice of melon with historian Richard Smith who will portray Thoreau at the Thoreau house replica. The replica is located next to the parking lot. This program is for visitors of all ages. Free with parking fee. $8 dollars MA plates, $10 out of state.hennry'swatermelonparty

StoryWalk®, Saturdays in July, 10:00am-12:00pm

June 23, 2016

Step inside a story book with an interpretive guide as you stroll past book passages placed along the Pond Trail. Fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The progstorywalkram starts in front of the Replica House. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Stop by any time in this 2-hr. window.