As an environmental department, EEOS encourages students, staff, faculty, and community members to take some time to relax and enjoy the outdoors we study. Some possible venues are listed below - enjoy!
- UMass Boston Waterfront Recreation Program
UMass Boston Marine Operations offers a Waterfront Recreation Program that features sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddling at no cost for students and low cost for faculty and staff. Marine Operations also offers Harbor lunch cruises every Monday during the summer season.
- Boston Harbor Islands
A national park area encompassing 34 islands in the Boston Harbor. Hiking, swimming, history and camping. For ecological, historical and access information, please visit the park website. The site includes resources for planning school and other educational trips.
- DCR Greater Boston parks
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) maintains a number of woodland, river, coastal and heritage parks in the Greater Boston area. DCR's Blue Hills Reservation hosts the longest running weather observatory in the United States.
- Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries
Mass Audubon has wildlife sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts. The site includes resources for planning school and other educational trips.
- Boston AMC: Hiking New England
The Boston Chapter of the Appalacian Mountain Club offers hiking, camping, kayaking and other excursions.