Meadowscaping for Biodiversity (MS4B)
MS4B is project-based STEAM-learning outdoor environmental enrichment and employment program. MS4B offers two types of programs.
Meadow Clubs and Camps
The Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP)
Both MS4B program areas emphasize hands-on, project-based learning in the great outdoors! And we strive to empower participants to become stewards of the Earth and to take charge of their futures.
What can one person do about climate change?
Waltham, Massachusetts-based outdoor environmental education program for students of all ages.
SUMMER 2018 Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program in Cambridge and Waltham
Teens in Cambridge and Waltham have the opportunity to LEARN, EARN, and RETURN this summer in the second year of the YEEP Program.
THE BUSINESS OF SAVING NATURE
Buy beautiful, hardy, drought-tolerant perennial native plants from teens to help them gain 21st century career-readiness skills and work experience. You'll also increase biodiversity in your backyard and build resilience in your community.
Meadowscaping team after just finishing a new meadow at Phyllis Norwood's home in Woburn, MA. Phyllis is shown on left.
Native plants were growing in this area before Europeans brought other plants here. Native insects evolved with these plants and can subsist only on those specific indigenous flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees.
Ornamental and invasive plants are popular with gardeners but they detract from the biodiversity of an area by replacing local plants, which are essential to building biodiversity in ecosystems. Invasive plants grow rapidly in new areas because the changing climate may benefit them more and local animals can't subsist on them.