NURTURING FUTURE CONSERVATIONISTS:

2015 kids with cabbage Ellie JohnsonA concern of the conservation community as well as of parents and grandparents today is that young people are not growing up with the experience of nature that earlier generations had. BCT encourages young people to appreciate and protect our natural resources through  sponsorship of the Children’s Garden, interactive displays at Brewster Conservation Day, partnering with teachers and youth groups, and internships. 

EDDY SCHOOL 4TH GRADE AT BCT HAY CENTER

Did you know you could measure the heigc_mckendree_count-pine-needlesht of a tree using a tape measure, a person and a pencil? Or that digging a few inches down in the dirt can reveal four different layers of soil? The students from the Eddy School 4th Grade science class can tell you how! Click here to read more.

 

THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN

DSC00668The community garden and the children’s garden are the only community gardens on Cape Cod that are hosted on land trust property.  The garden is set up for the benefit of the community. In addition to 65 plots for families, the Children’s Garden gives Brewster children the chance to learn about gardening and take pride in growing vegetables for their families under the supervision of Master Gardeners. To read more, click here.

BREWSTER CONSERVATION DAY

BCD puppet showFamilies enjoyed many of the old favorites like the AmeriCorps puppet show, Brewster’s oyster culture, the Coastal Explorer, IFAW’s rescue exhibit. Kids (and adults) marveled at Trevor the Juggler’s antics, kids shrieked as they got “flushed” at the Brewster Ponds Coalition septic system and worked as they learned how to haul lobster traps with Tyler Daley. At the Stoney Brook mill, hundreds of visitors saw the grist mill in action and sampled Brewster Indian pudding. Click here to read more.

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT BENEFITS BCT

James O'ReillyHigh school senior James O’Reilly has been in scouting since Grade 1. This summer he met his latest requirement in the Eagle Scout program by working on BCT trails on the Hay property. The job included mapping ancient trails to uncover them from years of neglect, blocking unused trails and cutting new routes for portions of trails that had been on private property. James led teams that included 26 adults and scouts on four long days to allow visitors to enjoy the varied terrain of the new BCT property. Click here to read more.

HARVARD STUDENT INTERNS FOR BCT

Greg ScaliseA summer intern sponsored by BCT and the Harvard Club of Cape Cod, Greg Scalise cleared trails, meadows and stone walls, took out stumps, trimmed trees, and suffered poison ivy. He installed signs, posts and benches, and did some messy clean ups in the Hay well house and crawl space. Propelling BCT’s plan to encourage future conservationists, Greg outlined ideas for BCT to work with young people from elementary through high school.Click here to read more.

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