Sign up for field trips when registering for the Summit.
Reference the Hotel and Travel tab for field trip transportation details including directions by mass transit.
Thursday, Nov 15:
FULL: Nanhat, MA: Northeastern University Marine Science Center 1 pm
Two vans will take participants to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, a pristine New England rocky shore habitat in close proximity to Boston. The Northeastern University Marine Science Center is a globally recognized center of marine science research and education. The Marine Science Center is part of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. Often simply referred to as the MSC, the center is the marine research and educational facility of Northeastern University. Located on the peninsula at historic East Point in Nahant, Massachusetts, the MSC juts into the ocean just five miles north-northeast of the entrance to Boston Harbor.
Two vans will depart from Northeastern University at 1 pm to go to MSC.
Boston, MA: New England Aquarium 1 pm – 4 pm
The New England Aquarium is a nonprofit organization committed to education, innovative scientific research, and advocacy for our oceans. Your summit badge provides you with access on the afternoon of November 15. Registering for this field trip will also include an overview and guest speaker.
Mass transit is available to the New England Aquarium. Parking is available $$.
Charlestown, MA: Courageous Sailing and USS Constitution 2 pm
Courageous Sailing uses sailing to transform lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership. Courageous Sailing was established in 1987 to use sailing to build character and camaraderie among Boston children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds. Its mission has expanded to embrace sailing as a platform for life-long learning and growth; to be a center of sailing excellence committed to removing barriers to access for all Boston youth, the public and people with physical and intellectual challenges. It is conveniently located in the U.S Navy Yard, which is also home to the USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution ship. NOTE: ALL PERSONS AGE 18 AND OLDER MUST PRESENT A VALID FEDERAL OR STATE-ISSUED PHOTO I.D. OR PASSPORT TO BOARD THE SHIP.
The Museum has a suggested donation of $10-$15 for adults.
Ferry leaves from the Aquarium to Charlestown, MA every half hour, $7 round-trip.
Brookline, MA: Waterworks Museum 1:30 pm
The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country’s first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health. The Waterworks Museum is located on the site of the original Chestnut Hill Reservoir and pumping station. By the 1880’s, Boston’s water system couldn’t keep up with the rapid growth of the city and its water needs. Chestnut Hill was identified as the location for a new reservoir and main pumping station. The original station was built in 1887, but by the 1890’s, it was clear that demand had quickly outstripped the ability to transport sufficient water. The need for more water resulted in the installation of increasingly powerful (and enormous!) pumping engines, which operated every day until the 1970’s, when the site was taken offline, and Boston’s water supply shifted to the Quabbin Reservoir. The Chestnut Hill Reservoir, however, is still used as a back-up source of water in case of emergencies.
The Waterworks Museum is located at 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467. Mass transit is available to the Waterworks Museum.