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Finishing up Fall Explore Club with Lincoln METCO

December 16, 2015

On November 24th, the Lincoln METCO 4th and 5th graders marked the conclusion of their Farrington Explore Club with a visit to Farrington Nature Club. Taking advantage of the chilly but dry day, we hiked out to the big rock on the edge of the property. We stopped on the boardwalk and spent a couple […]

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When the moon aligns with a holiday

December 16, 2015

This year, Thanksgiving and Christmas both line up with a Full Moon. To celebrate this, we ran our first ever Full Moon Night Hike on Wednesday, November 25th, the night before Thanksgiving, and over 30 people joined us. We started with a brief talk about Farrington and an introduction to hiking outside at night inside […]

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A Visit by the Lesley University EcoPsychology Class

November 15, 2015

Last year, Farrington Nature Linc was lucky enough to have Dr. Jeffrey Perrin from Lesley University on our Program Committee. He supported our efforts to ground our work in current research which laid the foundation for our Pathways to Farrington. When his sabbatical took him away from the board, we hoped it would not take […]

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Farrington Explore Club with Lincoln METCO

November 13, 2015

Last spring, Farrington Nature Linc worked with the Lincoln METCO program to provide three after school field trips for 10 Boston youth in grades 4 and 5 that attend the Brooks School. This year, we are running our first full semester of the Farrington Explore Club, running Tuesday afternoons from mid-October to late November. This […]

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Boston Cares Volunteer Day with Shire

October 17, 2015

On Friday, October 2 Farrington Nature Linc took part in Boston Cares Fall Volunteer Day. We were lucky to be assigned to the company Shire frpm Lexington. Shire showed up at 9:30am with a bus load of 30 employees willing to help us with some projects around the property. Volunteers built and painted new picnic […]

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Fall at Farrington

October 16, 2015

After the buzz of the summer program, things slow down significantly during the fall. Each year, however, a bit more happens. This September, nearly 130 youth visited Farrington Nature Linc for programs, in addition to another 75 adults for volunteer programs. You can visit (blog post) for more info on our very successful fall volunteer […]

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Camping out for the Perseids

September 18, 2015

When it comes to the night sky, there are some events around which you build your calendar. The Perseids are one of those events. They are notoriously predictable, and abundant in both the quantity and number of stars. If you’ve ever been out in August and seen a meteor, it was probably the Perseid Meteor […]

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Week 6: Extended Time at Farrington with CADC

September 18, 2015

Most kids come out to Farrington once or twice a summer. While the program focuses on first time experiences with nature, occasionally a group comes out for multiple visits over the summer. This week Cambridge Adventure Day Camp joined Farrington staff for a week of “Nature Camp.” First time experiences with nature are exciting, but […]

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Week 5: Time with the Animals

September 18, 2015

Every summer Farrington partners with surrounding community farms to bring out farm animals for the kids to engage with. This summer Farrington hosted four chickens, three goats, and two rabbits. The kids that come to Farrington then have the opportunity to feed and pet the goats and rabbits, and to pet and hold a chicken. […]

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Our End of Summer Event 2015

September 12, 2015

On August 21, 2015 we celebrated the end of a successful summer season. Staff, Farrington Board Members, neighbors and donors all joined together to hear from our Program Director and staff what made this summer so special. At right is a graph of Youth Served over the past several years. As you can see Farrington […]

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