Robinson’s Community Environmental Day
Robinson State Park
June 21, 2008
Saturday, June 21st (rain or shine) will be Robinson State Park’s first community environmental day from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. It is a day set aside by the Friends of Robinson State Park, DCR, and the Westfield River Watershed Association to educate the public, both children and adults, on Robinson State Park’s outstanding environmental qualities.
Below are the free, fun and educational activities, their times, and scheduled instructors:
8:00 a.m. -- Bird Walk – John Hutchison
9:00 a.m. -- Rapid Stream Bio-assessments – Demonstration and Participation – Rod Parlee, Bolton, CT. Conservation Commission and John Calandrelli, CT. Sierra Club
9:00 to 10:00 -- Vernal Pool Tour – Ray Weber
10:00 to 11:30 -- Native American Stone Tool Demonstration – Rob Leverett
10:00 to 4:00 -- Kayak Demonstrations – Westfield Water Sports
10:30 a.m. -- Interactive Site Assessment Activity -- Environmental Compliance Services, Inc., Agawam, MA
11:00 to 12:00 – Demonstration on how to use Newcomb’s Wildflower Field Guide –
11:00 to 4:00 – Food and Beverage Sale – The Agawam Rotary
1:00 to 2:00 – Life in a Pond – Springfield Public School’s ECOS instructor
1:30 p.m. -- Nature Walk (plant and spiritual) - Charlie Spencer
2:00 – 3:30 - Native American Stone Tool Demonstration – Rob Leverett
3:00 p.m. -- Wetlands Presentation – Sheryl Becker, Westfield River Watershed Assoc.
4:30 to 5:30 – The Watershed Waltz by Marmalade Productions Puppet Show -- story of a healthy watershed – appropriate for ages 7 – 12. WRWA sponsored.
Various ongoing hourly walks (such as walks to vernal pools, Tulip Poplar trees, the waterfall, old growth trees, the CCC camp and more) with the Friends of Robinson State Park as well as with Matt Largess – crowned Preservationist of the Decade by Yankee Magazine (2006). We also hope to add other activities such as group runs. Check the park entrance and schedule boards within the park on June 21st for schedule updates and map.