Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143

 

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Series Programming

The Growing Center is happy to announce many new and returning on-going programming this growing season!

Nature Circle at the Growing Center presented by Earthwise Aware (EwA)

EwA focuses on fostering ecological literacy and advancing the practice of an informed, ethical and compassionate attitude with respect to Nature habitats and animals (wild or in captivity). Below is a list of their upcoming events this season at the Growing Center. Spaces are free but limited to between 10-12 people so please sign up early on the eventbrite page. For more information about Earthwise Aware (EwA) visit their website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Circle at the Growing Center » Embrace your Tree Community

Date: Sun, June 10, 2018, 1pm – 3pm

Description: Learn about forest & tree communities (their behavior, their interaction with one another). Investigate their ecological role and importance to us. Explore the trees at the Growing Center, and learn about how to identify trees from shape, leaves, buds and bark. Discuss, learn how to sketch and describe the trees that we see, without forgetting to observe and record the species that depend on them. It's an RSVP event. We favor event quality over attendance quantity, so this is a limited size participants event. To reserve your spot, don't forget to register! Instructions about what to bring will be sent prior to the event. Registration Details:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-series-at-the-growing-center-embrace-your-tree-community-tickets-45489598614

Nature Circle at the Growing Center » The World of Birds

Date: Sun, July 8, 2018, 9am – 11am

Description: What are birds really? Discuss birds classification, behavior, their ecology, and importance. Learn how to sketch and describe birds in a Nature journal (and where to share our observations). Observe and practice how to spot (including how to master binoculars and scope), and how to identify our local birds by sound, shape, flight, behavior and more… Learn how to sketch and describe the birds that we see, without forgetting to observe and record the other species around. It's an RSVP event. We favor event quality over attendance quantity, so this is a limited size participants event. To reserve your spot, don't forget to register! Instructions about what to bring will be sent prior to the event. Registration Details:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-series-at-the-growing-center-the-world-of-birds-tickets-45496607578

Nature Circle at the Growing Center » The Magic of Biodiversity

Date: Sun, August 12, 2018, 1pm – 3pm

Description: Explore Biodiversity, and then focus on the species who live among us, right here where you live. Explore Citizen Science and how to contribute to helping scientists all over the world with the recording of our observations. Learn what kind of information to record, and how to submit it using the iNaturalist app & platform. It's an RSVP event. We favor event quality over attendance quantity, so this is a limited size participants event. To reserve your spot, don't forget to register! Instructions about what to bring, how to dress will be sent prior to the event. Registration Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-series-at-the-growing-center-becoming-a-biodiversity-citizen-scientist-tickets-45496866352


Nature Series at the Growing Center » Nature Journaling Fall's Wonders
Date: Sun, September 9, 2018, 1pm – 3pm

Description: Learn how to create and illustrate a Naturalist journal for recording our observations. This includes learning sketching and nature illustration skills.We favor event quality over attendance quantity, so this is a limited size participants event. To reserve your spot, don't forget to register! And if after registering you can't make it, it's totally fine, then please tell us so that we can give your ticket to people on the waiting list. Registration Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-series-at-the-growing-center-nature-journaling-falls-wonders-tickets-48309266316?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing