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Upcoming Events
Environmental Education Training Info. Sessions 
January 15th , 22nd, & 29th
February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
March 5th

Earth Day
April 26th

Fiesta de Salud
May 3rd

Wheel Day on the Greenway
May 17th

Kite Festival
June 7th

Farmers Markets Open
Wed. Market: July 9th
Sat. Market: July 12th

National Night Out
August 4th & 5th

Spicket River Cleanup
September 13th
GWL Place Matters Video
GWL Place Matters
Check out our "Place Matters" video highlighting our impact this year.

Partnering for Active & Healthy Schools
Groundwork Lawrence is invested in educating future environmental/public health leaders of  Lawrence.  Through our partnership with Lawrence Public Schools we provide urban ecology and schoolyard gardening programming to eleven schools, reaching nearly 1,200 youth!  Additionally, we reached over 300 youth in our summer program last year. 

The "Dirty Hands Club" gardening at the South Lawrence East Middle School 
Our urban ecology program focuses on urban wildlife, plant science, ecosystems and habitats and healthy living in a service learning atmosphere that promotes community engagement and citizen science.  By getting kids out in the natural urban landscape they are able to connect with their city and realize the natural assets right in their backyard!

"My favorite part about when Mrs. B comes is learning about insects and birds"-Kathy, Rollins Kindergarten student
The demand for our hands-on,      interactive learning has grown tremendously in the past few years.  In fact, we have more than doubled the number of engaged youth in just one year.  With the help of our supporters we aim to increase the number
of schoolyard gardens and partner with more schools to further spread much needed urban ecology and environmental education to Lawrence youth.  
To accommodate the growth in our urban ecology and schoolyard garden programs we have expanded our education team here at GWL.  Who are these wonderful educators?  Meet our newest team members, Stephanie Maraldo and Laura Olivier, and our other educators here!  

Environmental Technical Training Program
Groundwork Lawrence is partnering with the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide critical training and certifications to Merrimack Valley residents.  This intensive five week, 40 hours per week course will be a combination of classroom lecture/discussion and hands on learning in the fields of recycling and waste management, storm water management, and brownfield remediation and hazardous materials.  Information sessions start this week and training begins in March! To learn more about the program and participant requirements, click here.
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60 Island Street, 3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01841
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