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
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
246 Market Street
Saturday, March 22, 2008
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
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
All events begin at 220
Participating in the Urban Naturalist program series are:
Gardens – www.communitygardengreenhouse.org
Friends of the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forrest – www.friendsoftheforest.org
Lowell Cemetery – lowellcemetery.com
Lowell National Historical Park – www.nps.gov/lowe
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust – www.lowelllandtrust.org
Massachusetts Audubon – www.massaudubon.org
Merrimack River Watershed Council – www.mrwc.net
History Center – www.uml.edu/tsongas
Look for more programs coming this summer and fall.
For more information please call Lowell National
67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852. 8-970-5000 (TDD 978-970-5002)