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A12 . Walking Worcester’s Green Spaces

  • 09/14/2023
  • 10/12/2023
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/14/2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09/21/2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09/28/2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 10/05/2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 10/12/2023, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
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Walking in nature is beneficial for many reasons. It can improve physical health by reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and strengthening the immune system. It can enhance mental well-being by boosting mood, creativity, and memory. Third, it can foster your social connections by providing opportunities to interact with others who share your interests and values. Walking in nature can also help you appreciate the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Explore some of Worcester’s beautiful trails with longtime Mass Audubon environmental advocates and educators Martha Gach and Deb Cary. As we walk, learn the history and special features of each area. Expect flat to moderate inclines and typical unimproved trail surfaces with occasional roots and rocks.

Week 1: Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center. Meet at 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester

Week 2: Coal Mine Brook Park and the East Side Trail. 
Meet at the parking area, 559 Plantation St., Worcester. 

Week 3: Kinney Woods.
Plan to park at 80 Dawson Road, Worcester, which is the end of Dawson Rd off Olean St

Week 4: Crow Hill Conservation Area. 
The parking area is directly across from the EcoTarium entrance at 145 Harrington Way, Worcester

Week 5: Tetasset Hills Trail and God’s Acre.
Students should be prepared to move over unimproved ground at a modest pace. This course is limited to 20 participants.

Instructor:  Dr. Martha Gach

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