Climate Preparedness Week

September 24-30, 2022
Broadmoor Nature Center in fall

People of all ages are invited to explore Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton and Northampton on a self-guided tour of these sanctuaries’ unique sustainable features!

We are excited to offer the opportunity to explore sanctuaries across the state during this year’s Climate Preparedness Week. Climate Preparedness Week is a yearly event started by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW). Each year, in the last week of September, CREW hosts the week-long event focused on learning and preparing for extreme weather events and the effects of climate change. This year you can learn about climate change sustainability at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. 

Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 
Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25
Tuesday, September 27–Friday, September 30
9:00 am–5:00 pm 

Tour the award-winning nature center at Broadmoor to explore sustainable systems. Learn about how Broadmoor employs renewable resources for the sanctuary's heating, cooling, and lighting in order to reduce energy consumption.

Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center

500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan, MA 
Wednesday, September 28
1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour with Erin Kelly, Acting Director of the Boston Nature Center, and learn about all of the sustainable features that the sanctuary utilizes to be net zero and carbon neutral. From multiple solar arrays to a dual flush toilet system that allows the nature center to cut down on its water usage, there are numerous sustainable systems for you to discover.

Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA 
Sunday, September 25–Friday, September 30
Nature Center Open Monday-Friday 9:00 am–3:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Trails open daily, dawn to dusk.

Explore Arcadia’s beautiful trail system and discover climate change facts, impacts, and solutions. Take Arcadia’s self-guided Climate Walk and wind your way from the visitor’s center, through upland forests, around a wetland, and along the Mill River Oxbow, learning along the way.