Environment & Nature Gallery

Sep 5, 2019
This Virtual Reality film is an educative piece about the Alewife Storm Wetland in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It discusses the realities of climate change and how the wetland plays a role in mitigating the negative impacts of it. Produced by Toby Mallon and Liz Anderson for SMI 2019 Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film! Alewife Storm Wetland in...
Sep 3, 2019
Last year, we hosted round one of Climapalooza- aka the IPCC Recovery Concert. This year, we are back and ready to throw down! Join us at this benefit concert...
Mar 13, 2019
Join Grow Native Massachusetts for this program taught by our Founder, Claudia Thompson! Do you aspire to create landscapes with genuine ecological value for a wide array of avian species— from songbirds, to raptors, owls, woodpeckers, and more? Claudia will lead an in-depth exploration of the principles and practices for achieving this objective, based on understanding the essential habitat...
Sep 5, 2019
This is a Virtual Reality film about the Alewife Storm Wetland. In it the filmmakers take you on a tour of the Wetland and talk about what they learned during a field trip they took to explore the issue of greater intensity storms caused by climate change and how they impact their community. Produced by Tavi Pollard, Ellen Jacobson for SMI 2019 Make sure you click around the video to...
Jul 17, 2019
Join SBN as we tour the Urban Farming Institute (UFI)'s newly restored historic Fowler Clark Epstein Farm! Historic Boston, along with its partners, the Urban Farming Institute, The Trust for Public Land, and North Bennet Street School, recently restored the 1786 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, transforming the property into UFI's new urban farming headquarters and education center, including...
Mar 12, 2019
Join Grow Native Massachusetts for this intensive seminar with Kathy Connolly, landscape designer and owner of Speaking of Landscapes! A native meadow is an ecologically vibrant landscape, providing food and habitat to native pollinators and other wildlife. The deep, undisturbed roots of mature meadow plants capture and store carbon. Meadows rarely need visits from lawnmowers or leaf-blowers,...
Sep 5, 2019
A Virtual Reality project about the Fresh Pond Reservation featuring Ranger Tim. Produced by Shadnan Asraf, Britukan Gebregziher, Rodas Kebede for SMI 2019 Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film! Fresh Pond Reservation from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.
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Jul 15, 2019
Fifteen years ago, the area of open space now known as Lusitania Field was a soccer complex. Today, it is a dense meadow of wildflowers woven with walking paths well trodden by local joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. The area acts as a buffer between Fresh Pond and the surrounding city, soaking up pollutants before they can run into the reservoir that serves as one of Cambridge’s three sources...
Mar 12, 2019
A discussion with Sayre Sheldon and Steve Strenio from the Massachusetts chapter of Elders Climate Action and the critical work of saving our planet. 3-11-2019
Sep 5, 2019
A Virtual Reality Project about plastic pollution in our oceans and its impact on wildlife. Produced by Milan Singh, Avery Tipper, Ameera Praham for SMI 2019 Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film! Climate Change in VR from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.
Jun 24, 2019
Summer is here. Are you looking for an outdoor adventure but don't want to leave Cambridge? Stop by and rent a kayak at Kendall Square. You can paddle on your own or with a friend in a two person kayak. There are so many exciting places to see on the Charles River. I took some great photos of sailboats and the Duck Boat tour on the Charles River. Kayaking in a fun way to exercise. Why not give...
Jan 8, 2019
Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2019 Evenings with Experts lecture series! Join us for this talk with Jenna Webster, Senior Designer at Larry Weaner Landscape Associates. Restoring weed-dominated habitats comes with many complex challenges and often involves difficult tradeoffs. This process is even more complicated in public landscapes with diverse constituencies. Join...
Sep 5, 2019
A Virtual Reality project that takes viewers on a tour through Alewife Pond Reservation, lead by Ranger Tim. Produced by Hector Ruiz, Taz Downing, Sauvik Roy for SMI 2019 Make sure you click around the video to experience the full effect of a 360 film! Interview and Tour with Ranger Tim from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.
Jun 12, 2019
This Spring CCTV partnered with the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG) at MIT for the school's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. It's the second year in a row we have collaborated with the PKG Center and were very happy to welcome them back to CCTV! For this partnership, MIT sends undergraduate ASB participants to CCTV to learn how to produce their own digital stories about...
Jan 8, 2019
Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2019 Evenings with Experts lecture series! Join us for this talk with Robert Gegear, Assistant Professor of Biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For almost two decades, pollinators have been declining in abundance, species richness, and geographic distribution at an unprecedented rate worldwide. While media attention has focused...
Sep 5, 2019
This is a Virtual Reality project about the Alewife Storm Wetland and its role in mitigating storms. The video features Catherine Woodbury from the Cambridge Community Development Department who talks to students about the history and importance of the Alewife Wetland. Produced by Allison Desir, Biruk Endale, and Malik Gayot for SMI 2019 Make sure you click around the video to experience...
Apr 22, 2019
Join me on a photo hike of discovery to find the first blooms of spring. I took a hike throughout Cambridge: Mass Ave, Fort Point Park, Oxford Street, Harvard Square, and along the Charles River. I found magnolias, tulips, and daffodils. Now that the weather is warmer, get out and enjoy the flowers. If you're interested in learning more about Cambridge's spring flowers, check out this map...
Jan 8, 2019
Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2019 Evenings with Experts lecture series! Join us for this talk with William Cullina, the Executive Director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Are we humans masters of our world, or are plants really the ones in charge? What they lack in locomotion, they compensate for in structure and chemistry. Celebrated author and botanist Bill...
Sep 5, 2019
This Virtual Reality project takes viewers through a series of field trips youth participants of the Summer Media Institute went on to learn about climate change. Featured are students from Boston University’s Rotjan Lab studying microplastics in the ocean, and John Bolduc, Environmetal Planner from the Cambridge Community Development Department who talks about how Cambridge is mitigating the...
Mar 13, 2019
Join Grow Native Massachusetts for this program taught by Meredith Gallogly, our Manager of Programs. It will be conducted entirely in the field, at Middlesex Fells Reservation. Every spring in New England, we are greeted by a beautiful bouquet of flowers blooming throughout our woodlands. Many of these plants emerge early to soak up the sun before the forest canopy has fully leafed out, and...
Jan 8, 2019
Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2019 Evenings with Experts lecture series! Join us for this talk with Steven Handel, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers University. Human activity has degraded much of our urban landscape, making the rebuilding of native habitat on these lands an important priority. But potential restoration sites are often small and...

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