Each week we will walk a different area of Worcester with the goal of learning about the City’s green and blue spaces, the potential impacts of climate change, and the role of natural systems and urban engineering in reducing and adapting to climate change. Destinations to be determined but may include Broad Meadow Brook, portions of the East-West Trail, Cascades, Blackstone Bikeway and the new Blackstone Park, Tetasset Ridge and Deed Rock. Expect to walk several miles along uneven terrain.
Martha Gach is Conservation Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, and teaches at Worcester State University. She holds a doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Michigan and taught in the Peace Corps in Central Africa. Dr. Gach coordinated the design, installation, and maintenance of the sustainable landscape at Broad Meadow Brook’s Visitor and Education Centers, directs adult education programs, and manages the Sanctuary’s 430+ acres of conservation land for wildlife and people.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609