The Urban Naturalist Series

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Date: March 6, 2008

The Urban Naturalist Series


The Urban Naturalist series offers Lowell neighbors and visitors the opportunity to get out and enjoy the natural side of the City.  Visitors will share in the new knowledge and love of nature.   All programs are free.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

When the River Runs Wild: Flood Control on the Merrimack River

6:30 p.m. View the 1936 Flood video produced by the Lowell Historical Society

6:50 p.m. Learn how the Army Corps of Engineers manages flood control on the Merrimack River.  Presentation by Paul Marinelli, USACE,

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Birding 101

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a stroll through the Lowell Cemetery and along the Concord River Greenway route as you learn to identify birds by sight and sound.  You will leave this program with greater confidence and a framework for identifying birds on your own.  Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them.  We recommend you dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. This walk will be lead by a naturalist from Audubon: Drumlin Farm and hosted with the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust. 

Meet at the Lawrence   St. entrance to the Lowell Cemetery


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Earth Day

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come enjoy Earth Friendly fun!  Paint a terra cotta pot.  Kids can play in a raised garden bed.  See environmental artwork on canvas and on litter barrels.  Tour the Greenhouse.  Listen to music.  Hands on demonstrations include composting, recycling, seed starting and seed ball making.

-11:00 – noon What Happened to that Tree? Hands on workshop.

-2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Riverwalk Tour Guided tour with a Park Ranger.

Hosted with the Community Gardens Greenhouse.

All events begin at 220   Aiken Street


Participating in the Urban Naturalist program series are: 

Community Greenhouse

Friends of the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forrest –

Lowell Cemetery –

Lowell National Historical

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust –

Massachusetts Audubon –

Merrimack River Watershed Council –

Tsongas Industrial History

Look for more programs coming this summer and fall.


For more information please call Lowell National Historical Park, 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852. 8-970-5000 (TDD 978-970-5002)

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