Virtual RiverFest Event Type
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires a love for nature through film. This 44-minute line-up from the nation's largest environmental film festival, is designed for families and children (K-4) but there is something for everyone!
Watch, share and enjoy this selection of 2020 award-winning shorts from the comfort of your home. Click here for a complete list of films to be shown.
The films will be streamed on demand for 5 days. Wednesday, June 17 – Sunday, June 21. There is no fee but you must register to get your link for viewing.
Join Katie from Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust on a virtual tour of the Centennial Island Fish Ladder on the Concord River. Learn about what a fish ladder is, why they are important, and what kind of fish use it. (3 min)
Field Trip Fridays - Centennial Island Fish Ladder
Earn your Junior River Ranger badge! The Junior River Ranger activity booklet guides kids through several activities that teach about Wild and Scenic Rivers, the rivers’ special values, and how to protect and care for rivers. Activities require some hands-on exploring of the riverbanks and the animals that live there. Once the booklet is completed and reviewed by a ranger, a special badge will be presented to the new Junior River Ranger!
Grab your binoculars, your camera, and your smartphone and head down to the river to observe and record numerous species of plants, insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. iNaturalist is a popular nature app that helps you identify the plants and animals around you. By recording and sharing your observations, you’ll contribute research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.
The Summer Solstice falls on Sunday, June 21. For the longest day of the year, we encourage families and friends to make the most of it by spending as much time outside as possible! Soak up the sun and play yard games. Host a cookout or find a quiet spot for a picnic. Gather around a bonfire or share a flashlight fire with family. Musketaquid's chorus, Voices for the Earth, offers their book of songs for everyone to sing from on the Solstice. However you decide to celebrate, take the time to appreciate the sun and all its life-giving energy!
Gather your family and paddle the lower stretches of the Assabet and Sudbury Rivers and the beginning of the Concord River searching for clues. Use this clue map to find the starred locations and learn something about our rivers. For more details and to get your stickers, click the button below.