Programming Changes at the Conservancy

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, we have closed the Shattuck Visitor Center and postponed our spring events. Sign up for our eNewsletter to be notified of rescheduled dates and virtual events.

Help Us Meet Our Goal this Earth Week

Check Out Our Latest Annual Report

Learn all about the Conservancy’s 20th Anniversary year, including Fog x FLO, and our exciting future plans for a better, safer and more accessible Emerald Necklace in our FY2018 Annual Report.

Thank You for Visiting “Fog x FLO!”

Learning Under Leaves: Canopy Classroom


What makes trees grow big, and how do you tell them apart?

The Conservancy is teaching 2nd and 3rd grade students to answer these and other big questions about our natural world on field trips in the Emerald Necklace Parks!

The Canopy Classroom Outdoor Education Program welcomes students in spring and fall for environmental education consistent with Boston Public School science curriculum standards as well as the state standards.

More than 123 students have already participated in a Canopy Classroom field trip. Learn more

Fens: A New Gardner Museum Installation in the Back Bay Fens

From our friends at the Isabella Gardner Museum: Artists Teri Rueb and Ernst Karel have created a new way to experience our parks. Fens is a free app that generates an auditory environment in response to a participant’s location as they explore the Back Bay Fens. This and many other sound experiences is part of Listen Hear: The Art of Sound, an exhibition that will open at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 8 and runs through September 5, 2017.  Learn more

Community Preservation Act

Thank you, Boston voters, for supporting and passing the Community Preservation Act! Our parks will benefit from this important legislation that will create a dedicated funding stream for parks, affordable housing and historic preservation.