Calendar

Check our Programs page for Registration Guidelines, Fees, and Cancellation Policies.

Autumn Berries Foraging and Recipes Webinar

October 22, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Rachel Goclawski, Cooking with Mrs. G

Price:

Free

Join seasoned forager and Certified Educator, Rachel Goclawski for a webinar about the delicious and invasive superfruit - autumn berries (aka autumn olives). Learn how to ID, prep and cook the berries into a puree that's great for smoothies, fruit leather and canning! 

Mindful Walk in the Woods - SVT Members Only

October 24, 2020 10:00am to 12:20pm

Location:

Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area, Wayland

Leader:

Frances Pollitt, SVT Member

Price:

Free

SVT members are invited to enjoy an intentional walk along the trails with SVT member Frances Pollitt. Moments of silence and moments of discussion about discoveries will punctuate the walk. Anticipate delight and learning. 

*Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. We request that you only register for one in-person SVT event at this time since space is limited.

Not a member? Join SVT now. 

Forest Bathing with Your Dog Webinar

October 28, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Price:

Free

Join award-winning author Nadine Mazzola to learn about forest bathing and how to incorporate forest bathing principles to your outings with your dog. 

Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, founder/director of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting, and author of "Forest Bathing with Your Dog." Her book brings together the deep connection we have with our dogs and nature by uniquely incorporating our dogs’ natural ways with the practice of forest bathing. Nadine’s innovative combination of forest bathing and dog-walking is a combined practice that elevates the meaning and joy of each!

This program has been rescheduled for October 28 at 7 pm. Register to join us!

ICYMI: Virtual Oktoberfest and Beer Tasting

October 31, 2020 12:00pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Brett Peruzzi, Certified Beer Judge

Price:

Free

We had a great Virtual Oktoberfest on October 15.

Did you miss the live event? Not to worry, register now and you will immediately receive a link to the recording. Purchase your beer lineup and walk through the tasting on your own with the recording. Brett offered a wealth of knowledge, and we are now all prepared for a future visit to Oktoberfest!

Purchasing the beer:

Jack's Abby Craft Lagers Copper Legend Octoberfest
Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest

We have made a few calls and these seasonal beers should be in stock and available at the following stores. Call first if you want to be sure. 

Sudbury Wine and Spirits
Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road
Sudbury
978-443-1300

Total Wine & More, Natick
Cloverleaf Marketplace Shopping Center, 321 Speen Street
Natick  
508-621-5210

Total Wine & More, Shrewsbury
87 Boston Worcester Turnpike
Shrewsbury
508-363-3690

 Preparations for a successful beer tasting:

Have enough glasses so each beer can be poured into a separate one
Keep a few ounces of each beer in a glass so they can be compared to each other later
Have water available to cleanse your palate between beers
Plain crackers or bread are also good palate cleansers between beers

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SVT member Brett Peruzzi of Framingham is a certified beer judge and staff writer for Yankee Brew News, New England's craft beer newspaper. Learn about the history of Oktoberfest and the beer style made famous by it, followed by a guided tasting of Oktoberfest beers. Before the event, you will receive a curated shopping list of local Oktoberfest-style beer to purchase if you would like to taste along with us. 

This event is free, with a suggested donation to SVT of $15 per person if you are able. Participants 21+ only. 

The Owls of Massachusetts Webinar

November 6, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Andy Magee, SVT Board Member

Price:

Free

Join Andy Magee, SVT Board Member and avid birder and bird walk leader, for a fascinating introduction to the owls that live in our region. There are seven species of owls that breed in Massachusetts and two others that visit seasonally or on rare occasion. Learn about their identifying characteristics and how to improve your chances of actually seeing an owl. Owls are incredibly sophisticated predators, and participants will learn more details on their diets with an on-line dissection of an owl pellet - the wad of fur and bones that owls regurgitate after a successful hunt. 

Nature Photography Webinar

November 12, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Chris Errington, SVT Member

Price:

Free

Wildlife photographer Chris Errington returns with more great information on how to improve your nature photos. Learn more about the different types of focus modes and metering modes of your camera and Chris' tips to make sure you nail the exposure.

 

Mindful Walk in the Woods - SVT Members Only

November 14, 2020 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area, Wayland

Leader:

Frances Pollitt, SVT Member

Price:

Free

SVT members are invited to enjoy an intentional walk along the trails with SVT member Frances Pollitt. Moments of silence and moments of discussion about discoveries will punctuate the walk. Anticipate delight and learning. 

*Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. We request that you only register for one in-person SVT event at this time since space is limited.

Not a member? Join SVT now. 

Give Thanks for the Land Walks

November 27, 2020 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

To Be Determined

Leader:

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Price:

Free

The tradition continues, but with a twist.

Over the years, SVT's Thanksgiving weekend community walk has grown to a walk of nearly 50 people. To accommodate social distancing, we are exploring offering 3 to 4 different locations for walks with smaller group sizes. 

In October, we will announce plans for this year's Give Thanks for the Land walks. We hope you will join us!

Our Winter Birds Webinar

December 10, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Ron McAdow, Naturalist and Author

Price:

Free

Learn about birds that spend the winter in our neighborhoods or that visit when conditions permit with naturalist and author Ron McAdow.

Ron will show photos of songbirds, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers, and will discuss their adaptations for winter survival. Data from the long-running Concord Christmas Bird Count will illustrate changes in our winter bird population over the decades. This presentation is an opportunity to learn more about the birds seem commonly around backyard feeders, as well as the birds that are more of a challenge to observe.