The Environmental Show

The Environmental Show on NewTV was a volunteer educational partnership between the Newton Conservators and Green Newton (formerly called Green Decade).

This show series can be found, along with other videos (webinars, lectures, events, nature clips), on our Newton Conservators YouTube Channel.

Learn more about your parks and open spaces with the Newton Conservators and learn to think globally and act locally with Green Newton. Newton Conservators shows were hosted by Cris Criscitiello and other members of the Conservators.

The Environmental Show began in September 2004 with a program that raised crucial concerns about building an environmentally sound Newton North High School. Entitled “High Performance Building Technology,” it was sponsored by Green Newton and featured host Beverly Droz, President, and guest David DelPorto, an expert in “green” building techniques.

Panorama in early spring

“Saving Newton’s Last Farm” arrived in October 2004, just as the Board of Alderman prepared to consider appropriating Community Preservation Act funds to buy and preserve the historic Angino Farm on Nahanton Street . The Newton Conservators, sponsor of this show, are also the proponents of the community farm and have worked with the Community Preservation Committee to develop the proposal that was approved by the Board of Aldermen in December 2004. Other shows produced by the Conservators featured Cold Spring Park, Dolan Pond, and the wildlife of the Charles River.

Both organizations are dedicated to highlighting issues important to Newton residents. Tune in to learn more about your parks with the Conservators, and to learn to think globally and act locally with Green Newton.

Programs produced by the Conservators for the NewTV series, The Environmental Show, are now viewable on the web, along with other videos, on our YouTube Channel.

June 2015 note: we’ve recently changed the site where shows can be viewed online. If you have trouble with any of the links on this page, please contact us.


The Environmental Show Episodes


Newton’s Envi Sci Program for Teens

In our busy suburban world, kids don’t get to experience nature much unless it’s planned into their schedules. That’s why Newton’s Environmental Science Program for teens is special. This 2005

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Living With Wildlife in Newton – Part 2

“Living With Wildlife in Newton – Part 2” shows practical steps that can be taken to help residents coexist peacefully with their wildlife neighbors and to minimize conflicts with coyotes,

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Living With Wildlife in Newton – Part 1

“Living With Wildlife in Newton – Part 1” provides background perspective on the phenomenon of why we see more wildlife in Newton these days. Animals find the suburban habitat and

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A Naturalist’s View of Cold Spring Park

“A Naturalist’s View of Cold Spring Park” features colorful birds, plants and amphibians found in this 67-acre public preserve. Dan Perlman, Biology Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at Brandeis

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Charles River Reflections

A reflective look at the Charles River featuring the photography of Carole Smith Berney and the music of Anne Marie David (Birch Pennings). This was part of a Newton Conservators

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Recreational Opportunities in Cold Spring Park

“Recreational Opportunities in Cold Spring Park” explores one of Newton’s most attractive open areas, with its combination of playing fields, exercise trail, walking paths, wetlands, woodsy spots, and scenic views.

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Saving Newton’s Last Farm

“Saving Newton’s Last Farm” describes the history and background of Angino Farm and the efforts to acquire the property to operate under the Community Supported Agriculture model. The October 2004

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