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March 2020

Meet the Trees: Virtual Learning with the Land

March 1 - December 31
Westhampton, MA Westhampton, MA, United States + Google Map
Michael Wojtech video

What’s a Tuliptree and what makes it special? How does a Beech tree make its leaves in the spring? Come on a short “walk” to meet the trees with conservation biologist Michael Wojtech—an expert in the trees of New England—to…

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April 2020

Go Deep Into Vernal Pools: Virtual Learning with the Land

April 28 - December 31
Northampton Northampton, MA 01063 United States + Google Map
salamander video still

The woods are teeming with activity in the spring, as the frogs and salamanders we rarely see come to vernal pools to breed. Sit back and spend some time going deep into the pools with wildlife biologist Molly Hale and…

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May 2020

Mature Forests, Carbon & Climate: Learning with the Land

May 9 - December 31
Northampton Northampton, MA 01063 United States
Bob Leverett in woods video

Come visit with old-growth forest expert Bob Leverett at his own forest in Florence to learn about the role our local forests play in the carbon cycle and in mitigating climate change. Bob shares his scientific method for calculating the…

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Birds of the Valley: Learning with the Land

May 23 - December 31
Amherst, MA Amherst, MA United States + Google Map
Mike talking about warbler

Join two expert birders in the Pioneer Valley to learn about the lifestyles of a wide range of birds that call our region "home" for at least part of the year, including the American kestrel. David Peake-Jones and Michael Locher…

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July 2020

Forest Bathing: Learning with the Land

July 1 - December 31
Greenberg Family Conservation Area, 113 Southampton Road
Westhampton, MA 01027 United States
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Woman standing in stream

Join scientist Lori Benoit to learn about the simple practice of forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, which originated in Japan. Take a calming walk through Kestrel Land Trust's Greenberg Family Conservation Area and learn the benefits and techniques you can use…

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September 2020

How Rivers Shape the Landscape: Learning with the Land

September 17 - December 31
Amherst, MA Amherst, MA United States + Google Map

In this installment of our "Learning with the Land" video series, UMass Amherst geologist Brian Yellen takes you to Amethyst Brook in Amherst to explore how the river was formed, and how the water changes the landscape over time. You'll…

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