Check out what we’ve been up to at Farrington Nature Linc:

kiz bio photoThe summer planning is going strong over at Farrington these days! We are just about to host our first visiting group and kick off the busy days ahead.

Joining us in summer program leadership this summer are Kiz Ortiz-Vanger, as our new Explore Coordinator, and long-time staff member Anthony Mazzarella as our Lead Counselor.  Kiz will be leading curriculum creation and implementation for our Explore programs with groups that visit 3 or more times over the course of the summer.  Anthony will be taking the lead in training and supporting our Junior Counselors throughout the summer.  

Kiz grew up in the concrete jungle of New York City with a big heart for all animals. In attending High School for Environmental Studies, this love grew to include the greater environment. She continued to pursue this as a career by majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont. She is currently studying to receive her Master’s in Environmental Education at Antioch University. And is really excited to be able to combine all three of her passions – animals, environment and urban this summer at Farrington.

anthony bio shotAnthony has worked at Farrington for about 10 years now and every summer he’s excited to work with his coworkers and work with the youth. He also works in Cambridge in an afterschool program called King Open extended day where he’s worked with the 5th graders there for about 6 years. Anthony started as a volunteer in 8th grade at Farrington after his friend and former long time staff member, Andy, introduced him to the program. He has always had a passion to work with kids and loves helping the children understand the natural world at Farrington. He wants the children to know that the natural world can help them and that it’s healthy to be outside in nature.

Please join us in welcoming them into their roles this summer at Farrington.  They will be critical in providing positive, nature-based experiences throughout the summer, which will include over 30 days of programs, 3 Explore partners, 8 overnight programs, and around 25 total program partners to serve over 1,000 children in those fleeting weeks of summer.



20160726_100750Farrington Nature Linc is looking for two individuals to join our summer crew in providing fun, engaging and hands-on field trips in nature for over 1,000 children this summer.  If you’d like to get outside, work with urban children in a rural setting, create curriculum or train staff, this might just be the position for you!

Job description 2017 Lead Counselor

Job description 2017 Explore Program Coordinator


February School Vacation 2017 Wrap- Up

March 10, 2017

This year’s February Vacation Week was our biggest ever.  We had 8 groups visit us, almost all returning from last year. Returning February Vacation Week Groups included Tenacity, Cambridge Community Center, East End House, Malden Family Housing (twice), and Brookview House while our new February Vacation Week Groups were Waltham Boys and Girls Club and […]

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2016 Summer Program Wrap Up

October 21, 2016

Another summer has come and gone, and while the leaves change, we wanted to share a brief recap of our summer program.   This July and August, our 9 youth staff, Lead Counselor, and Program Director (plus 3 additional staff members on call) served 1,076 youth. More than the volume of youth on the property, though, […]

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Shire/Boston Cares Work Day

October 14, 2016

On October 7 a group of employees from Shire Pharmaceuticals came out to Farrington for a work day. Boston Cares helped coordinate the day and provided supplies for our projects. With the help of the 25 volunteers we painted the Activity Barn floor, painted our newly winterized program space walls and cut back foliage from […]

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Fairy Festival 2016 Pictures!

May 6, 2016

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and attendees for helping to make Farrington’s 2016 Fairy Festival a success. It was a full day of fairy fun for our visitors. We made terrariums and fairy bells (or wands depending on the fairy who was crafting!) There were solar prints made capturing nature on paper with […]

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First Parish Work Day 2016

May 6, 2016

On Saturday, April 16th First Parish Lincoln held a service day at Farrington. Once again they helped us Wake Up the Garden and get the property ready for our spring and summer visiting youth. We accomplished so many things in a short period of time due to their strength and spirit! The pictures in the […]

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Spring Program Round Up

May 5, 2016

This spring has been a wonderfully busy few months at Farrington Nature Linc.  Through our Explore Programs, April Vacation Experience programs, and a couple of new Experience programs, both on and off our property, we’ve served 472 youth in March and April.  A couple of highlights are included below. Explore Programs: We completed three different […]

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Fairy Festival 2016

March 22, 2016

  Please join us for Farrington’s 2016 Fairy Festival! We’ll spend a few hours together doing fairy crafts, sending letters to the fairies, hiking in our enchanted woods, building fairy houses and meeting the Fairy Queen! This event is perfect for children ages 4-10- boys and girls! Younger or older are welcome. Each fairy or […]

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We’re Hiring: Summer Lead Counselor

February 26, 2016

Farrington Nature Linc is looking for a  Summer Lead Counselor.  Come join our team this summer and work with 10-12 youth staff in providing over 1,200 youth nature-based experiences this summer. Application Deadline: April 1st.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to  Include […]

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