Calendar of Events

MetroWest Earth Week's goal is to promote community environmentally focused events during the week of April 18th to 26th. If you are planning already to host an event submit your event information now. If you are inspired to host an event and are not quite sure what to do check out the Event Planning Guide.


Science on State Street

Saturday, April 18th - 11am to 3pm

Framingham State University - 100 State St, Framingham

Come to 6th annual Science on State street to learn about STEM through 50+ hands-on and interactive exhibits with STEM professionals and enthusiasts. Attend a planetarium show at the FSU Planetarium located in the McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning.

You can find out more details on their website.

SVT Trail Work Party Framingham

Saturday, April 18th - 9am to 12pm

Baiting Brook - Welch Reservation - 952 Edmands Road, Framingham

Join SVT as they work to make a section of their trails more sustainable and user friendly at Baiting Brook/Welch Reservation in northwest Framingham. They will be closing off a steep section of trail and replacing it with a more gentle cross-slope and will be trimming light vegetation, raking the trail surface and naturalizing the old route.

See their website for more details.

SVT Trail Work Party Wayland

Saturday, April 18th - 9am to 12pm

Greenways Conservation Area - 24 Green Way, Wayland

Join SVT and come enjoy learning about stewardship along the federally-designated Wild & Scenic River. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help clear trails and manually remove invasive shrubs. Other management tasks may be part of the mix. Co-sponsored by the Wayland Conservation Department.

See their website for more details.


Earth Day Garden Cleanup

Saturday, April 18th - 8am to 12pm

Mass Horticultural Society - 900 Washington St, Wellesley

Celebrate Earth Day with Massachusetts Horticultural Society. We invite your organization to get involved. They are looking for volunteers for a variety of projects to get the gardens ready for the visitor season. Support our mission, preserve natural habitats and get involved on Earth Day.

Check out their Facebook event for more details.

SVT Earth Day Walk

Wednesday, April 22nd, 10am to 11:30am

Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area - 107 Concord Road, Wayland

Join SVT to Explore the beautiful landscape of Upper Mill Brook with Frances Pollitt, who has been enjoying this land since she was a girl. Attendees can participate in a scavenger hunt of the natural world, encouraging closer observation. All ages welcome! Children under 18 are free.

See their website for more details.

SVT Woodcock Walk

Wednesday, April 22nd - 6:45pm to 8:15pm

Greenways Conservation Area - 24 Green Way, Wayland

Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with a unique wildlife outing! SVT maintains a meadow at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland that provides the perfect habitat for the American woodcock. Enjoy the sunset while listening for these unusual birds and watching the incredible flight pattern of the males' springtime courtship ritual.

See their website for more details.

SVT Viewing Dark Skies

Wednesday, April 22nd - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Wolbach Farm - 18 Wolbach Rd, Sudbury

In celebration of Earth Day 2020, we invite you to come learn about the importance of “dark skies.” Destin Heilman explains how light pollution affects both people and wildlife, and how you can be part of the solution. Then, we venture outdoors and look into the night sky through telescopes.

See their website for more details.


Framingham Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 25th - 11am to 4pm

Framingham Centre Common

The 10th annual Framingham Earth Day Festival will feature more than 100 vendors, exhibitors, and attractions in an educational, and family-friendly environment where participants can learn about living a more sustainable, earth-friendly lifestyle.

More information about the 2020 Festival can be found on their website and their Facebook page.


Electronics Recycling

Saturday, April 25th - 11am to 4pm

Plymouth Church - 87 Edgell Rd, Framingham

For the 3rd straight year a student group at Framingham High School is partnering with the Framingham Earth Day Festival to host an electronics recycling fundraiser. All electronics are accepted including TVs/computer monitors, household appliance, mixed electronics, metal items and even car batteries.

To see the full list with pricing download this flyer.


Native Plant Trust Arbor Day

Saturday, April 25th - 10am to 3pm

Garden in the Woods - 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham

Join Native Plant Trust for their 5th annual Arbor Day! Since 1872, this environmentalist holiday has encouraged Americans to become closer to our trees, whether by planting them for ecological health and beauty, learning about tree care, or simply enjoying a walk in the woods.

See their website for more details!

SVT Habitat Restoration

Saturday, April 25th - 9am to 12pm

Cowassock Woods - 890 Salem End Road, Framingham

SVT's Cowassock Woods' first quarter-mile section of trail is badly overgrown with invasive plants including garlic mustard and burning bush, and is littered with the remains of fallen trees. There is poison ivy in places so long sleeves and gloves are recommended.

See their website for more details.


Natick Earth Day

Sunday, April 26th - 11am to 3pm

Natick Town Common - 12 S Main St, Natick

The 8th annual Natick Earth Day. Natick Earth Day is a celebration of sustainable living. We invite the community to learn, share, and connect with neighbors to take action for our environment and our future.

More information about the 2020 Festival can be found on their website and Facebook page.