“Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our chidlren's health (and also, by the way, in our own).” ― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Passport to Falmouth’s Conservation Lands

The Passport booklet contains fun discovery activities for five sites in Falmouth. Explore our woods, beaches, streams, and ponds. Get your booklet stamped, and receive an award when complete!

More about the Passport Program

What is The 300 Committee’s Passport Program?
In celebration of The 300 Committee’s 25th Anniversary, the 300 Committee published a pocket-sized “passport” for families (children and adults) dedicated to five conservation sites in Falmouth. Each section in the booklet contains a map, information specific to the site and a page to enter observations, plus activities that families can do together.

Each child can receive an award when all of the sites in the booklet are “stamped” to validate the passport holder’s visit to each conservation site. Locations for validation stamps are: all Falmouth Public Libraries, the West Falmouth and Woods Hole libraries, Eight Cousins Book Store and The 300 Committee Land Trust office.

The conservation sites have been chosen on the basis of easy accessibility and proximity to a variety of Falmouth neighborhoods. Each site demonstrates one or more environmental themes unique to Falmouth (for example: cranberry bogs, kettle hole topography, wetlands, oak and pine woodlands, herring and other wildlife, coastline, and Falmouth’s farming & grazing history).

Where can I get my Passport to Falmouth’s Conservation Lands? Passports can be picked up at any of the validation sites listed above.

Have fun ... Discover! We hope you enjoy exploring these special places in Falmouth!

Background
The purpose of the passport project is twofold: to promote environmental literacy in the town of Falmouth and to engage families (children & adults) at Falmouth's conservation lands.

Environmentalists nationwide are responding to a growing concern that children have become disconnected from the natural world. Children especially, and also adults, need to experience the nature first-hand if they are to become effective advocates for a sustainable environment. The health of our planet Earth will depend to a large extent on the choices and decisions made by the current generation of children.

Environmental literacy is a term used to encompass a basic understanding of natural processes of the environment. Promoting an understanding of the environment is a goal of educators and environmentalists alike. The 300 Committee actively promotes increased awareness of Falmouth's special natural resources.

Get your Passport



Pick up your Passport at any Falmouth library, Eight Cousins Book Shop or The 300 Committee office.