Southcoast Outdoor Network

Southcoast Outdoor Network The Southcoast Outdoor Network is a group of organizations and agencies that each promote the well being of individuals, families, and our environment through education, community action, and policy change.

Members include:

Allies for Greater New Bedford
Bristol Community College
Buzzards Bay Coalition
The Lloyd Center
Mass Audubon
Mattapoistt Free Public Library
Mattapoisett Land Trust
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Partners for a Healtier Community--Fall River
Southcoast YMCA
Southcoast Hospitals Group
The Stifler Family Foundation
University of Massachusetts Sustainability Council
Voices for a Healthy Southcoast
Wareham Land Trust

Sturgis Library
08/22/2020

Sturgis Library

This year, as part of #ClimatePrepWeek, we have partnered with libraries across MA to support a Youth Drawing Contest!!!

Calling all Massachusetts Youth! @masslibsystem & @climatecrews invite you to participate in the 2020 Climate Preparedness Week Drawing Contest. This year’s drawing contest theme is “Helping Each Other, Helping Our World”. Kids and teens of all ages are invited to share their drawings of ways in which we can help one another and our world be healthy and happy. To participate, submit your drawing and release form to [email protected]! Winners from each age group will receive a year-long family membership to the @thetrustees - Massachusetts’ largest preservation and conservation nonprofit with more than 100 reservations.

To download your release form, visit: https://guides.masslibsystem.org/climateprepweek2020/drawingcontest

05/20/2016
CEO – Posting ID J54423

DCR is hiring a seasonal Park Interpreter at three locations in southeastern Massachusetts: Horseneck Beach, Scusset Beach, and Pilgrim Memorial State Park. All three positions run from May 29th through September 10th and plan, promote, and deliver interpretive, educational, and recreational programs at each site for the public. Apply by May 27th. https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J54423&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=53.

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is one of t...

09/29/2015
Buzzards Bay Coalition

Buzzards Bay Coalition

The Acushnet River is full of life! Check out all the menhaden we found swimming by the Sawmill's south river overlook this morning.

Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition
09/18/2015
Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition

Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition

It's your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! The Buzzards Bay Coalition offers unique, exciting outings for adults and families all year long as part of our commitment to connect communities with the outdoors. Our Bay Adventures get you outside to explore the Bay we all love.

Children & Nature Network
07/15/2015

Children & Nature Network

Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition
06/04/2015
Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition

Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition

Join us on the first Friday morning of each month from May to November for the watershed trail running series, open to runners of all abilities! Explore the trails and enjoy the spectacular outdoors in the morning with a group dedicated to promoting

Please take a look at author Michelle Cusolito's blog: Polliwog on Safari!
02/09/2015
Snowshoeing

Please take a look at author Michelle Cusolito's blog: Polliwog on Safari!

Unless you've been away from all media recently, you know the northeast has been buried in snow these past couple of weeks. It's snowing again today. One day, after all the snow was cleared from our driveway and walks, my son and I went out snowshoeing. Some cross country skiers had been down the tr…

01/29/2015
MOBYfun

Come to one of the Tri-town libraries for some outdoor fun this Saturday!

Here it comes folks... the day we've been waiting for... the MOBY Snow Mob! Hooray! Meet outside your library on Saturday, 1/31 at 1 pm for some outdoor snow play. Build forts. Examine snowflakes, Enjoy free hot chocolate. Have fun with your friends and neighbors! Call your library with questions:
Marion: 508-748-1252
Mattapoisett 508-758-4171
Rochester 508-763-8600

10/03/2014

Stop by Buttonwood Park tomorrow at 10:00 am for the 7th Monthly Wellness Walk. Mark Kruger from "The Biggest Loser" will be there share his story and Silverbrook Farm Dartmouth will be selling fresh local produce too!

What a beautiful location to stroll with the kids....
10/01/2014

What a beautiful location to stroll with the kids....

Fall…there’s really no better reason to go take a walk. Well, unless you also get a sneak peek of our Farandnear Reservation this weekend! http://bit.ly/1DWNsNO

Let's go!
09/25/2014
Adult and Family Outings - Buzzards Bay Coalition

Let's go!

Join Coalition staff and experts from the Tabor Academy Oyster Farm to see the art of oyster aquaculture. We’ll visit the Tabor Marine Science Lab and learn how scientists are bringing oysters back to Buzzards Bay.

09/19/2014

This weekend's forecast is looking pretty great. What do you have planned? Share with us some ideas and pictures!

Get ready for a great weekend of apple picking!
09/18/2014

Get ready for a great weekend of apple picking!

Wonderful for families near this outdoor sanctuary in NJ!
09/16/2014
Pocket of Suburbia in Ridgefield Park Turned Into Oasis - Children & Nature Network (C&NN)

Wonderful for families near this outdoor sanctuary in NJ!

This time last year, the small suburban plot in Ridgefield Park next to Steve and Linda Quinn's home was a barren patch of dirt. Today, the property blooms with colorful zinnias, supports a robust vegetable garden, and teems with goldfinches, monarch butterflies and honeybees. There are even a few h…

08/22/2014

Any plans this weekend? The weather looks like it's going to be perfect for exploring. Share with us some of your favorite places!

08/15/2014

Today is another 10! Why not take your family to the Lloyd Center? A fabulous resource on the southcoast.

Tonight is the #Supermoon!
08/10/2014
Twitter / NASA: That's no moon. It's a ...

Tonight is the #Supermoon!

Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.

08/08/2014

It's going to be a beautiful weekend. Enjoy it!

Southcoast Outdoor Network's cover photo
07/24/2014

Southcoast Outdoor Network's cover photo

Buzzards Bay Coalition
06/15/2014

Buzzards Bay Coalition

It's your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! The Coalition offers unique, exciting outdoor activities for adults and families all year long. For a full schedule, visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org/BayAdventures

05/08/2014

Public libraries offer passes to parks and have trail maps! Stop by and ask about these. Local Land Trusts are holding spring walks. Post a picture to our page and show us what you saw.

03/21/2014

Yesterday was a 10! Just because spring finally arrived.

03/08/2014

A daily walk..daylight savings or not! Signs of spring await!

A child's best teacher: the great outdoors!
02/21/2014
Gazing At Stars Rather Than Screens

A child's best teacher: the great outdoors!

It took an evening listening to Finnish music in the dark to revive my hope that my daughter will develop a love of nature. Last weekend, a stargazing event brought hundreds of people to the Hickory Ranch portion of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

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