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Join MetroRock for this beginner outdoor bouldering class. No experience needed, safety equipment provided.
Learn the basics of outdoor bouldering with a climbing instructor from MetroRock! $40 Greenbelt Members (call 978-768-7241 to check your membership status) $55 General Public We'll take a short hike out to a popular bouldering spot within Greenbelt's Tompson Street Reservation. You'll learn about safety and basic bouldering techniques and then you'll get to try it out! Please wear sneakers and stretchy clothing that allows you to move easily. Safety equipment and crash pads will be provided. Please bring a bottle of water.
Learn to sketch en plein air with this free class at a Greenbelt property!
*Several dates and locations available! Click RSVP to see the full list of options!* Date: Sat., Aug. 7, 9:00-11:00 am at Donovan Reservation and Sat., Aug. 28, 9:00-11:00 am at Castle Neck River Reservation Each adventure begins with an easy 30 minute sketching lesson with Slow River Studio. Afterwards, participants explore the Greenbelt Property for an hour to capture the views and vistas that interest them most. The group re-gathers toward the end to share our work, ask questions and receive sketching tips from the Slow River Studio staff. This is a fun, low stress outing that you will thoroughly enjoy! No talent? No worries! Slow River Studio specializes in art instruction for curious beginners. We know that everyone can develop artistic skill with excellent instruction and supportive coaching. Let us help you start or restart your creative journey! Space is limited. PLEASE RESERVE JUST ONE DATE so everyone can have a chance to join us. Each sketching lesson is the same, just the place changes. In case of rain or extreme heat, we will reschedule for another day. The necessary supplies are very simple: a sketchbook, a pen and a towel or folding chair. That’s all you need to get started!
Always wondered what that bird in your yard is called? Join us to learn the basics of bird ID and spot some new feathered friends!
August 14, 9:00-10:30 am, Atherton Field, West Newbury, MA Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair on this easy beginner birdwatching walk. The trails here pass through field and forest, and skirt a beaver pond, where we'll hopefully observe a variety of species. The leader will give tips for identifying birds and we'll suggest and pass around several books and apps that can help a beginner get started! We suggest you bring your phone, fully charged, a small notebook and pencil, some water to drink, and wear sneakers or hiking boots, and long pants. If you have a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. If not, we will have a few pairs to share! The trail here is not very long and is mostly flat and wide. We will park at the Indian Hill Conservation Area parking lot and cross the street to the Atherton Field property. Please arrive a little early to find parking and check in. Photo: Deborah Monte