Wachusett Education Programs

Learn about education programs offered at the Wachusett Reservoir.

Interpretive Programs

View the brochure below to find out about the current interpretive programs at the Wachusett Reservoir.

Additional Resources for Interpretive Programs

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
  • Watersheds
  • The cultural and natural history of the watershed areas

Teacher Workshops

The Wachusett Interpretive staff offers teacher workshops on:

  • Watersheds
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Project WET
  • Project WILD
  • Project Learning Tree
  • The MWRA water system history
  • Other topics

Group Visits

Groups larger than 25 people wishing to visit DCR/DWSP property must first obtain a permit from the Wachusett/Sudbury section headquarters at:

Group Permits

180 Beaman St.

West Boylston, MA 01583

(508) 792-7806

Groups of 10 or more people wishing to visit the Poutwater Pond Nature Preserve must obtain a permit from the aforementioned address. You may also download the Watershed & Reservoir Permits application.

Stillwater Farm

Stillwater Farm Interpretive Trail Brochure & Map

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.

Contact Information

For additional information or to arrange a program, please contact the Wachusett/Sudbury Education Coordinator:

Kathryn Parent
(774) 261-1809
kathryn.parent@mass.gov

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