Environmental Science Program of Newton 2014  
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Welcome to Envi Sci

The Envi Sci Program is based at Bowen Elementary School, 280 Cypress Street, Newton Centre near the Newton Centre T-stop (map opens in new window).

Each year, our students have fun hiking, biking, canoeing, and back-packing on Mt. Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast. We take approximately 35 girls and boys who will be entering grades 7, 8, 9, or 10 in September of 2020.

UPDATE, 03/18/20:
The City of Newton is evaluating the health situation as it develops, and has stated that the Program can continue registering students. So we are by necessity taking a "wait and see" approach, and will post any news when it is available.

Until other decisions are made, the Environmental Science Program for 2020 will start on Monday, July 6th, and the last day will be Thursday, August 6th.

View our preliminary Calendar of activities.

Registration for the Program is now open! You can register online at:


Or download the application form and return it to the Program with a check at:

Environmental Science Program
P.O. Bix 600292
Newton, MA 02460

If you have questions about the Program, you can contact us at:
contact@newtonenvisci.org or (617-447-9317).

Please note that parents and guardians can request copies of the Program's policies by contacting us by email, phone, or in writing at:

Environmental Science Program
P.O. Box 600292
Newton, MA 02460

Trailblazers show

Watch Lois Levin's "Trailblazers" interview with our Executive Director, David Backer (opens in new window):


Read the article about the Envi Sci Program's 50th Annniversary in the July 2017 Newton TAB, and the previous article about the Program.

2017: Envi Sci's 50th anniversary celebration!

Yes, The Envi Sci Program was 50 years old in 2017, and the Program had a series of events to celebrate! Find out more at the Envi Sci 50th Anniversary site and contact us if you would like to know more.

Envi Sci Program wins Award
from Green Newton

The Envi Sci Program received Green Newton's 2015 Environmental Leadership Award to a Community Group at a ceremony at the Newton Free Library. The award is given to honor those who have made great contributions to sustainability in the last year.
 . . .read more . . .

If you have questions or would like a brochure, please contact us:

David Backer, Executive Director
P.O. Box 600292
Newton, MA 02460

or by email at: contact@newtonenvisci.org

Envi Sci 2012 brochure

All parents or guardians, please note that a copy of the Environmental Science Program's policies for care of mildly ill campers, administration of medications, and emergency healthcare provision is available to you through this link.

Also please note that you have a right to review background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request.


Last Day / Graduation (7/30/15)

Mt. Washington Trip, Day Three (7/29/15)
Mt. Washington Trip, Day Two (7/28/15)
Mt. Washington Trip, Day One (7/27/15)

Mt. Monadnock Trip (7/23/15)

Blue Hills Trip (7/22/15)

Flowed Meadow Trail Improvement Day (7/20/15)

CanoeTrip (7/17/15)

Canoe Prep Day! (7/16/15)
Canoe Prep Day

Merchants Island Groups! (7/10/15)

Merchants Island walks (7/10/15)

See photos from Week 1! (orienteering with map and compass)

Read about the Program in the Newton TAB.

Here's the 2014 Envi Sci group, Lakes of the Clouds hut, July 30, 2014

Lakes of the Clouds AMC hut, 2014

Envi Sci at Lakes of the Clouds hut, July 31, 2013

Lakes of the Clouds AMC hut, 2013

Lakes of the Clouds, Wednesday August 1st, 2012:

Mt. Washington 2012

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Lakes of the Clouds AMC hut, Wednesday July 27th, 2011:

Mt. Washington 2011

Envi Sci, Lakes of the Clouds AMC hut, Wednesday July 28th, 2010:

Mt. Washington 2010

Environmental Science Program, Lakes of the Clouds hut July 29, 2009

Envi Sci group, Lakes of the Clouds hut 2009

The 2008 Envi Sci group at Lakes of the Clouds hut, Mt. Washington:

The Mt. Washington group in 2007:

Lakes of the Clouds Hut, August 2nd 2006!

The group at Lakes of the Clouds hut, July 28, 2005:

group photo at Lakes of the Clouds hut, July 28, 2005

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides a Fact Sheet for parents and guardians of camp attendees entitled: "Meningococcal Disease and Camp Attendees: Commonly Asked Questions" (PDF file format).


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