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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.

For more information, contact President Beth Wilkinson by email at or visit the Conservators' website

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.

You can contact Green Newton at 617-965-1995 or email to, or visit the Green Newton website

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:

Newton Athletes Serving Community

"Creating tomorrow's leaders through community service today."
Most of the student-athletes who participate in Newton's numerous sports-related teams and activities are very interested in getting involved in community service activities as a way to give back to the community, and to help support worthwhile causes.

Newton ASC is an organization for these student-athletes that provides them with substantial opportunities for community service involvement, while not conflicting with their sports and/or academic commitments.

For more information, contact President John Lilly at 617-965-0529, or email to, or visit the ASC website

More Links

City of Newton 

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) 

Paddle Boston 

Charles River Watershed Association 

Mount Washington Observatory | Webcam Network