View the brochures below to find out about the current interpretive programs at the Wachusett and Sudbury Reservoirs.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has currently cancelled all Wachusett Reservoir Watershed programs.
Stay at Home Activities
- DCR Division of Water Supply Protection Water Cycle Activity Guide
- DCR Division of Water Supply Protection Watershed Model Activity Guide
Links to Environmental Education Websites
The following are educational resources curated with the support of the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES):
- Project WET: https://www.projectwet.org/distancelearning
- Project Learning Tree: https://www.plt.org/activities-for-families/in-your-own-backyard/
- Project WILD
For parents: https://www.fishwildlife.org/projectwild/wild-parents
For educators: https://www.fishwildlife.org/projectwild/remote-wild
- MWRA: http://www.mwra.com/02org/html/edresources.htm
- US Forest Service Digital Resources: https://www.fs.usda.gov/learn/kids
- The National Environmental Education Foundation: https://www.neefusa.org/resource/water-quality-backyard-activity-guide
Wachusett/Sudbury School Programs
Classroom programs and field trips are offered to schools and groups in or bordering the watershed areas, and to MWRA service communities. Program topics include:
- Water quality
- Properties of water
- The cultural and natural history of the watershed areas
Groups larger than 25 people wishing to visit DCR/DWSP property must first obtain a permit from the Wachusett/Sudbury section headquarters.
Groups of 10 or more people wishing to visit the Poutwater Pond Nature Preserve must obtain a permit from the same address.
Download the permit applications:
You can also request the form by mail:
180 Beaman St.
West Boylston, MA 01583
The Stillwater Farm Interpretive Site in Sterling is an environmental education facility managed by the Division of Water Supply Protection.
This 55 acre site on the Stillwater River hosts an 18th century farmhouse and a self-guided interpretive trail. This facility provides individuals and groups an opportunity to better understand the connections between land use and community character, and between natural resource protection and land management. Stillwater Farm, through scheduled programs and events, demonstrates both past and present interactions between the working landscape and resource stewardship. Particular emphasis is given to watershed related issues and dynamics.
Kiosks are placed around the Wachusett Reservoir watershed with information about various sites and facilities.
Wachusett/Sudbury Education Coordinator
For additional information or to arrange a program, please contact the Wachusett/Sudbury Education Coordinator: