What's the difference between a butterfly and a moth? How do their babies grow? We will search for eggs, larvae, chrysalis and cocoons and of course watch for all sorts of butterflies and moths as we explore the gardens, fields and other places where flowers grow. For families with children ages 0-7. Registration required. Members $12, Nonmembers $15. 781-259-2200; massaudubon.org. >>
Help us celebrate your father (and all of ours!) at Franklin Park Zoo this Father’s Day with FREE ADMISSION for all fathers throughout the day. Bring Dad along with the entire family for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals! Be sure to look for all of the animal dads – say hello to Kit the western lowland gorilla and his offspring Kimani, Kambiri and Azize. >>
Help us celebrate your father (and all of ours!) at Stone Zoo this Father’s Day with FREE ADMISSION for all fathers throughout the day. Bring Dad along with the entire family for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals Be sure to look for all of the animal dads – stop by the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit to visit dad Kien and his offspring Paddy and Jian. >>
Trek to the summit of Brown Hill! Each Dad will receive a laminated guide of his choice from Mass Audubon's series including Guide to Northeastern Dragonflies & Damselflies, Guide to Backyard Birds of Eastern North America, or Paddlers Guide to New England Rivers. For all ages. Registration required. Members Adult $8/Child $5, Nonmembers Adult $10/Child $6. 978-464-2712; massaudubon.org. >>
Join us for a hayride as spring moves into summer. Watch for birds flying at dusk and evening fireflies before stopping at our campfire for stories, s'mores, and a special night-time visitor. For families with children ages 0-14. Registration required. Members $16, Nonmembers $19. 4 or 6pm. >>
Join us for a guided paddle on Wachusett Meadow's Wildlife Pond. Wood ducks, bullfrogs, and kingfishers may keep us company too. Canoes, paddles, and PFDs provided. For families with children ages 5-18. Registration required. Members Adult $9/Child $5, Nonmembers Adult $14/Child $7. 978-464-2712; massaudubon.org. >>
A new twist to an old time classic! Our signature Story Hour has been a hit the last couple of years. So we decided to try a story in the barnyard with an added activity to boot! Enjoy a farm themed story read in the barnyard followed by an engaging hands-on activity that compliments the learning from the book! The ideal audience for this event are children ages 3- 8.
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Pack your backpack for an overnight adventure at Fruitlands Museum! Join us at the Fruitlands Farmhouse where we will set up camp for a unique family gathering. You and your family will enjoy a night under the stars in traditional camping tents, plus all of the delights of a “wilderness” getaway. We’ll start the evening off with a lantern making workshop, and then set off on the Fruitlands >>
Beer, bluegrass, and BBQ; what more could a father want? Bring a picnic blanket and load up the kids for a summer evening on the farm. We’ll have various food trucks providing tasty food for dinner, our friends from Ipswich Ale, and live music by local favorite, Old Cold Tater. To top it off, ice cream from Down River and treats at the 4H bake sale. A recipe for a super time!
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I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!