Wild World of Water Week for Ages 6 to 8

July 23 thru July 26, 2018 (Mon. thru Thurs.), 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Based at NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt.119), Groton, MA

Escape the heat of summer with four fun-filled days all about water!  Collect aquatic critters from the Nashua River, make a fresh water aquarium, do water experiments, make mini-boats to race on mini streams, and stay cool each day with lots of water games. Perfect for nature & water loving kids! Program fees are $190 for NRWA members or $220 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NRWA Environmental Education Assistant.  

Free Fishing Workshop for Beginner's

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at the Petapawag Boat Launch, Nod Rod in Groton, MA

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Now, just in time for summer, is your chance. Let Jim Lagacy from the MassWildlife Angler Education Program be your guide. All the equipment you need will be on hand for use, from fishing poles to live bait. You’ll learn the basics, from casting out, to baiting up, and the best part - you’ll actually be able to fish. You do not need a fishing license to attend; leader has a group license for the workshop. So come try your hand at this great pastime, guaranteed to catch some fun! Please note: This family-friendly program is intended for beginners.

The workshop is free, and open to ages 6 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the workshop. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To pre-register, please contact Kate McNierney, NRWA Office Administrator, at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  When emailing, please include the ages of any children attending, and the total number of individuals in your family/group.

Wilderness Summer Survival for Ages 11 to 14

June 25 thru June 28, 2018 (Mon. thru Thurs.) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Based at NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt.119), Groton, MA

Challenge yourself in nature with four adventurous, action-packed days of hiking Groton trails through numerous conservation properties, paddling the Squannacook River, developing summer survival skills, and exploring the inner world of our local river, woodlands and fields while making new friends. Outdoor adventure at its best with River Classroom Director Stacey Chilcoat. Program fees are $210 for NRWA members or $240 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NRWA Environmental Education Assistant.  A great program for young people who enjoy exploring the outdoors.

Animal Adventures: Discover the Creatures of Our Forests, Fields, and Wetlands for Ages 9 to 11

July 16 thru July 19, 2018 (Mon. thru Thurs.), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Based at NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt.119), Groton, MA

Calling all animal lovers and nature explorers!  From reptiles to mammals, this program focuses on the amazing lives of our local wildlife. Collect fascinating insects, practice summer tracking skills, hike local trails and play animal camouflage games. Discover how our local wildlife has adapted to live and thrive in these three distinct habitants. Program fees are $200 for NRWA members or $230 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NRWA Environmental Education Assistant.  Great for the curious and adventuresome.

NRWA FSU Grad/PDP Course for Teachers Grades K thru 8

Monday, July 9 thru Friday, July 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Based at NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt.119), Groton, MA

Paddle, hike, and explore a schoolyard while earning graduate or PDP credits thru Fitchburg State University during the Nashua River Watershed Association’s summer course for teachers, “NRWA Watershed Investigations Course: Connecting Watersheds and 2016 MA Science & Technology/ Engineering Standards”.  The course will allow graduate level and/or in-service teachers, grades Kindergarten thru 8, to dissect and apply the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Draft Revised Standards. This course, offered through Fitchburg State University/Summer II 2018, will run from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be based at the NRWA’s River Resource Center located at 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA.  Candidates will practice using the publication Nashua River Watershed Investigations for Grades K-8: Connecting Watersheds to the 2016 MA Science and Technology/ Engineering Standards, including 27 lessons ready for classroom use. They will learn through hands-on outdoor science lessons, presentations from NRWA scientists, and collaboration with peers. Candidates will also design a science unit including a self-designed research project with measurable data collection. Outdoor excursions will include a short canoe trip, walks through several forested areas, and explorations in a schoolyard. The cost is $600 for 3 graduate credits from Fitchburg State University, or $400 for 37.5 PDPs.  Space is limited; be sure to register today to reserve your spot. The deadline for registration is June 30, 2018.  To register, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NRWA Environmental Education Associate.