Understanding Urban Ecology: Sensory Nature Walk

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Develop your skills for observing and understanding nature's interaction with Somerville's urban, built environment in this fun, hands-on workshop!

Created by the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, this workshop was originally designed for 3rd-8th graders, but is engaging and fun for urban explorers of all ages. Grab a buddy and go exploring together!

Reserve your space and pick up a kit at the library the week of September 13. Each kit includes a container for collecting samples, a field journal for each participant in your group, plus tape and pencils for adding items and drawings to your journal. Optionally you can check out a wireless mini photo printer with the kit so you can print images to include in your journal. The mini photo printer requires a smartphone and app download. 

We'll meet for an introductory Zoom and orientation on Saturday, Sept 18. Then, you'll head out for a field exercise during the week, and we'll meet again on Saturday, September 25 to talk about our explorations and share what we've collected and noted down in our journals.

This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

For more information, contact Kerry: kodonnell@minlib.net

Start Time: 
11:00 AM
End Time: 
12:00 PM

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