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Beginning on Thursday, August 17th, Regreen Springfield will be offering a free 10-week training program that will train you to collect and find data about the natural world around you, and link you with actual researchers doing work in Springfield. The free training course will be offered for ten weeks, and will include two sessions each week. Additionally, a field trip will let participants join in a real world research project taking place in Springfield.
Each session will last about 2.5 hours, followed by one-on-one time with course instructors. You will be offered the opportunity to learn from professionals and discover about the trees, birds, wildlife and waterways in your neighborhood. There is no charge to participate in this program, and all training materials, tools, transportation fees, safety equipment and books will be provided to you.
Training sessions will be held at the STCC Business Growth Center, One Federal Street, right across from the main entrance to Springfield Technical Community College, and at the UMass Springfield Center at Tower Square, Main Street, Springfield.
Classes begin on Thursday, August 17th at 2:30 PM. Pre-Registration is required. To register please Click Here.
Thirty new interpretive environmental education signs have been installed in the Abby Brook Watershed. The signs provide information on the forest, water, wildlife, soils and other components of the environmental makeup of the Abbey Brook Conservation area. These signs provide simple to understand technical information, along with highlights of the value of these components in the landscape.
To visit Abbey Brook, which is located in the East Springfield Neighborhood, immediately behind Renaissance High School, 1170 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104. Just add these GPS coordinates to Google Maps to find directions to the trailhead which directs you into the Watershed —- 42.134035, -72.574217.
Take a look around in the landscape in the Abbey Brook… you’ll likely find something new and exciting about the natural world around us. Abbey Brook will be adding additional trail signage and stream crossings later this year, to make your visit a bit easier.