Conservation

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet episode 8

Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a Netflix party screening of Our Planet episode 8: Forests. Please use the Chrome browser and make sure you have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet episode 7

Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a Netflix party screening of Our Planet episode 7: Fresh Water. Please use the Chrome browser and make sure you have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet episode 6

Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a Netflix party screening of Our Planet episode 6: The High Seas. Please use the Chrome browser and make sure you have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet Episode 5

Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for a Netflix Party screening of Our Planet episode 5: From Deserts to Grasslands." Please make sure you're using the Chrome browser and have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

#BeOnlineWithAMC Naturalist talk: All About Owls

Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat. Join YM Leader and Naturalist, Michele Grzenda on an indoor and virtual presentation introducing the three most common owls in Massachusetts. Participants are encouraged to ask questions below or during the chat feature of the zoom meeting. Sign up at the link to be emailed the password.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair
Michele Grzenda

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

Coleader: 
Amber Carr

Volunteer to improve shrub habitat at Drumlin Farm

Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join AMC Boston's Young Members (20s/30s) to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will help improve the successional shrub habitat used by resident and migratory birds, as well as small mammals and other wildlife. Tasks will include pruning and lopping, among other things. Afterwards, we can explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary.

Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. If you have work gloves, bring them; otherwise Drumlin has loaner gloves you can use. Bring a water bottle - a must have! Sun protection is also recommended.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen
Katherine Blair

20s/30s: Volunteer for farm chores at Drumlin Farm, 10/27

Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join AMC Boston's Young Members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! This will be the last of our crops volunteer trips of the year - don't miss out! In September, we harvested six truckloads of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. In October, we harvested a few hundred pounds of tomatoes, beets, and potatoes. What will we help with next?! Sign up to find out!

A few folks will also have the chance to help take down the Tales of the Night event decorations from the night before - think spiderwebs, graveyard, and other assorted spooky things.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen
Katherine Blair

Volunteer with AMC Young Members - Trash Pickup at Draw Seven Park

Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the Somerville Conservation Commission and the Mystic River Watershed Association to pick up trash at Draw Seven Park as part of the annual state-wide COASTSWEEP cleanup. This event will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 10am-12pm (rain date October 6). We will be meeting near the picnic area at the end of the parking lot. We will be outside for two hours picking up litter, so please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, as well as post-cleanup refreshments!

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

AMC 20s/30s: Volunteer for harvest at Drumlin Farm, 10/14

Monday, October 14, 2019 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Join AMC Boston's Young Members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will assist the crops manager with planting and harvesting crops. Afterwards, we can explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kate Bentsen

Volunteer with Depave Somerville

Saturday, September 28, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join AMC to volunteer with Depave Somerville this Saturday! We will be using tools like sledgehammers and crowbars to remove asphalt and allow for more green space in Somerville. All equipment (including hard hats) will be provided. Contact Katie Blair with any questions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

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