Nature & Outdoors Events

May 3 - 9, 2019

Friday, May 3

Kayak Quest

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming quest clues (think: treasure hunt) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s...

Island Alpaca Walk

Enjoy a carefree walk with our delightful alpaca. Island Alpaca welcomes you to join us for our daily walk with our friendly alpaca. Walking with our...

Saturday, May 4

Annual Kids Trout Derby

Since the 1970's, the Martha's Vineyard Rod & Gun Club has put on this eagerly awaited one-day Trout Fishing Tournament in May for the children of Martha's...

Saturday Youth Spring Explore

A new adventure each week in a different Island location for ages 6 and up. Sassafras’ Saturday Youth program is an ongoing outdoor program during the...

Sheepapalooza

A springtime celebration of sheep and shearing, and food and farming. Join us as we welcome the spring season by preparing our flock for the changing...

Workshop: Pollinator Plants

Who doesn’t love butterflies and bees in their garden? Chris Wiley, owner of Vineyard Gardens and master horticulturalist, will lead the discussion on the...

Horseshoe Crab Survey Training

Join the effort to gather data on and help preserve this ancient marine species. Horseshoe crab surveys are conducted during the new and full moons of May...

Sunday, May 5

Guided Natural History Walk

Land Bank ecologists will lead a free natural history walk at Blackwater Pond Reservation to Wompesket in West Tisbury.

Climate Cafes

Gather for a coffee and student-led community conversations about local environmental issues and climate related topics at different Island businesses. Don’t...

Monday, May 6

Kayak Quest

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming quest clues (think: treasure hunt) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s...

Island Climate Action Network

Please join us for the spring ICAN meeting. All are welcome. Come learn more about local climate actions and help chart the course for next steps to adapt...

Nature Connection in the Info Era

With Saskia and David Vanderhoop of Sassafras Earth Education. Come join this informative and interactive conversation about the benefits that come with...

Seed Saving Club

With the MV Community Seed Library Group. Share gardening stories, ask your seed saving questions, and help us plan for our spring Seedling Swap. All...

Womens Fire Circles

All welcome who identify as women.​ Once a month, Sassafras provides a space of support and sisterhood with nature connection at the center. Moving...

Tuesday, May 7

Kayak Quest

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming quest clues (think: treasure hunt) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s...

Oak Bluffs COA Walking Club

With Sandy Blythe and Lloyd Henke. Meets at OBCOA and walk to various locations in our beautiful town. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.

Youth Nature Photography After-School Program

Polly Hill Arboretum will host a youth nature photography after-school program for students in grades 4 to 7, six Tuesdays in May and June. The classes will...

Wednesday, May 8

Kayak Quest

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming quest clues (think: treasure hunt) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s...

Thursday, May 9

Kayak Quest

Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming quest clues (think: treasure hunt) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s...

May 3 - 9, 2019