Virtual RiverFest Event Type
Virtual Exploration Activities
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.
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 5:30 pm
Learn how to improve your nature photographs during this one-hour complimentary workshop while you create images. Whether you are new to photography or not, you will learn great tips to use while photographing, including:
- Composition – Rule of Thirds
- Wide angle vs. telephoto vs. closeup
- Direction of light and time of day
- How to brighten or darken your scene
- Adjusting color
- Camera angle, subject and background
Please have these items available:
- Camera or phone with freshly charged batteries
- Something to photograph (vase with flowers, branches with leaves, etc.)
- Paper and pen for notes (optional)
This workshop is suitable for photographers of all levels (with a smartphone or DSLR or point-and-shoot camera), however, a basic understanding of your camera is helpful.
Via Zoom with Lynne Damianos of Damianos Photography
Join a paddle on the Concord River, explore the Middlesex Canal Museum, walk with Henry David Thoreau, and learn all about Billerica's River History! Watch the welcome video (2 min) then click the button below to do some virtual exploring in Billerica!
Take a moment and think about where you live. Why do you live there? What factors influenced your decision? Now think about the people who lived there before you, and the people before them. In fact, go all the way back to the very first people to call this place “home.”
The town we today call Concord is nearly 4 centuries old. However, it exists within a far older place Indigenous people call Musketaquid. For thousands of years the river provided food, transportation and fertile soil for agriculture.
Within Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park there is physical evidence of the people of Musketaquid dating back thousands of years! In this video NPS Museum Specialist Nikki Walsh will show you some of the amazing artifacts in the park collection. (2 min)
Musketaquid: Native Village
Join Christa Collins from Sudbury Valley Trustees for an exploratory paddle on the Concord River. (9 min)
Explore the Concord River
Not able to enjoy the solitude of the rivers by boat? Enjoy the serenity of the Sudbury River with this virtual paddle. (15 min)
Sudbury River 5-7-20
Join Naturalist Peter Alden as he discusses 48 different bird species one can see in the springtime in and around Concord, MA. (30 min)
Birds in Spring with Peter Alden
Join Jane Calvin from Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust for a virtual tour of the Concord River Greenway Park: Lawrence Section. Discover the recreational and education opportunities along this beautiful stretch of the Concord River. (5 min)
Concord River Greenway: Lawrence Street Entrance
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
Celebrate the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers and explore other rivers that are part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System with this Story Map.