Proposed Field Trips at Wikimania 2006

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Proposed Field Trips

Outdoors
Outdoor Trips Leader Times/Duration Location Cost Details Information/Suggestions
Freedom Trail Needed Daytime (full duration 3-4 hours) Downtown Boston Zero Official website Great Walking tour around historic sights in Boston
Charles River Esplanade Needed Any time Cambridge/Boston Zero - The Charles River Esplanade (along Memorial Drive in Cambridge and Storrow Drive in Boston) is great offers a great view of Boston and is ideal for a leisurely stroll. Memorial Drive is closed around Harvard on Sundays in the summer, making it ideal for strolling, bike riding, skating, jogging, etc.
Haymarket Needed Daytime Fridays and Saturdays Boston (along Freedom Trail) Zero More information here. Great place to soak in the local atmosphere with a large open-air vegetable/fruit/meat/dairy farmer's market.
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market Needed Any time Boston (along Freedom Trail) Typical lunch would cost about $10.00 per person Offical website Along the freedom trail, this is a great place to stop for a quick bite, or pick up some Boston souveniors. Walking distance from Haymarket, and along the Freedom Trail.
Middlesex Fells Reservation Needed Any time (?) Boston Costs(?) Location map Excellent place for a walk, and accessible by public bus or a short drive.
Blue Hills Reservation jkbaumga Not during sessions Milton, Canton, etc. Cost: Free Location map Excellent place for a hike, swim, or mountain bike ride and accessible by public bus or a short drive.
Skate Tour (?) Needed Any time (?) - - - More information needed
Mount Auburn Cemetery Needed Any time (?) - - - More information needed
Whale watching tours Needed Any time (?) - - - More information needed
Boston Harbor cruises Needed Any time (?) - - - More information needed
Charles River cruises Needed Various - - - More information needed
Free sailing lessons Needed Various - - - More information needed
Boston Public Garden Needed Any time - - Swan Boats Party Swan Boat tours available.
Boston Duck Tours Needed Various times - - Duck Tours Need 20 to rent a DUKW.
Hatchshell concerts and events Needed Fixed times - - -
  • Friday, August 4: The Free Friday Flick is Corpse Bride. The movie begins at sun down.
  • Saturday, August 5: The radio station Mike FM is supposedly sponsoring a concert.
  • Sunday, August 6: The Harvard University Band plays at 3 pm.
USS Constitution Needed Daytime - - Official website Located at the end of the Freedom trail, this is the US Navy's oldest commissioned ship still in service.
Indoors
Indoor Activities Leader Times/Duration Location Cost Details Information/Suggestions
Glass Flowers Needed Free on Wednesdays Harvard - Official website More stuff at Stuff at Harvard's museums -
Boston Public Library Needed Fixed - - Boston Public Library People are really interested in touring this. Can someone please call 617-536-5400 ext. 2216 to find out if we need to make special arrangements for a group of 10-20? -- Alice is on this
New England Aquarium Needed Fixed Boston approx $10.00 Official website here Great place with regular iMax 3D shows
One Laptop Per Child - - - - OLPC field trip, party More information needed
Local Museums Needed Fixed Boston Not free Lots of them
Wine tasting Needed 5-8pm weekdays  ? Cost? - More information needed
Sam Adams beer tour Needed 2pm and 5:30pm on Fridays, 2pm on Thursdays - - - More information needed
Boston Athenaeum Needed - - - Official website Sounds intreguing, but per their website, open only to members.
Local Middle East rock show Needed Saturday night - - - The Helms, more information needed
Harvard Summer School's free concert Needed 8 pm, Friday, August 4 - - - Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, More information needed
Beaches Needed - Usually away from the city - - More information needed
Salem, Blue Hills, Plymouth and other NE towns Needed - Usually away from the city - - More information needed
Minute Man National Historical Park Needed Fixed Away from the city - Official website More information needed
Lowell National Historical Park Needed Fixed Away from the city - Official website More information needed
Tour of MIT's computing facilities Needed - MIT - - More information needed