All events are free and open to the public. Please note that some programs require advanced registration.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 9:00–10:30am
Olmsted Park Bird Walk
Co-sponsored with Brookline Bird Club, Emerald Necklace Bird Club, and Brookline GreenSpace Alliance
This annual pre-holidays “tradition” will explore birds, especially ducks and other waterfowl, present in abundance this time of year. The walk is suitable for beginners and novices. The only requirements are to bring binoculars and a field guide and to wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.
Meets at the Daisy Field parking area on Willow Pond Road, Jamaica Plain.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 9:00–11:00am
“Learn and Burn”
We are continuing what has become a holiday season “tradition” with our third annual “Learn and Burn” walk that offers a chance to learn about an Olmsted landscape and burn off calories from holiday meals. The last two years we were at Jamaica Pond. This year we are moving to Franklin Park. Sign up so you can get some exercise, and learn about Olmsted’s “country park” in the city! Rain or icy conditions will cancel. This walk is popular so sign up soon!
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:00–9:00pm
Plans, Policy and Passion: How the Olmsteds Help Shape Our National Park System
This discussion can be viewed on the NHS Facebook page. Presentations by and a panel discussion with the authors of The Olmsteds and the National Park Service, a new study by the Organization of American Historians and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, highlights recently uncovered information about the importance of the Olmsted firm members in shaping the agency.
Rolf Diamant, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Vermont
Ethan Carr, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
Lauren Meier, Editor, Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted
Lucy Lawliss, former NPS Superintendent and co-chair of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.