Our Partner Organizations
The Environmental Science Program is working this year with several special partner organizations, and we are highlighting them here to raise their visibility, and to help each group accomplish its goals. We encourage you to find out more about them, and take advantage of what each offers you and the community.
The Newton Conservators
The Newton Conservators is a citizens group that advocates for Newton's open spaces. Since its founding in 1961, it has helped preserve over 200 acres of open space and created several major parks for public enjoyment.
With over 400 members, The Conservators group is a force for the proper use and protection of parks, playgrounds, conservation areas, ponds, and streams in Newton. It has also helped enact ground-breaking environmental ordinances for protection of wetlands, clean air, energy conservation, road salt limits, and tree preservation. It leads walks through conservation areas and gives grants for environmental study in the schools. It generously supports the Environmental Science Program each year with scholarship funds.
Green Newton (Green Decade Coalition)
Green Newton is an organization of people living or working in Newton and neighboring communities, including representatives of community organizations, institutions and businesses. Members are working together to create sustainable solutions to environmental problems facing our city and our world. Green Newton has provided generous financial support to the Envi Sci Program.
BC Environmental Studies Program / Urban Ecology Institute / Eastern Coyote Research Projects
In 2005, and again in 2009, we learned more about the wildlife and ecology of our urban settings through a science workshop presented by researchers from Boston College. You can learn more about them and their work at the websites listed below.
The BC Environmental Studies Program provides students with sufficient background to understand the multiplicity of issues facing our environment such as economics, culture, policy, society and science: www.bc.edu/envstudies
City of Newton
Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
Charles River Watershed Association
Mount Washington Observatory | Webcam Network