The ‘dead of winter’ is not a good description when referring to the Quabbin! This pristine 18-mile long reservoir is secluded in almost 55,000 acres of uninhabited woodland. We will explore the area in search of Bald Eagles, Porcupines, Coyotes, River Otters, Common Ravens, and Pileated Woodpeckers. We will be driving and hiking. Adequate winter gear is a must. Bring lunch, water, snacks, >>
Join us for an evening of star gazing. We will use telescopes and binoculars to search out and view the planets, stars, and galaxies of the winter sky. Learn techniques for navigating from point to point in the night sky from our guide for this evening. Do you know the winter constellations? This is your opportunity to get a guided tour. (Rain/cloud date Feb 6th) Fee: $10m/$12nm per person >>
Drop by for an outdoor discovery day at the South Shore Natural Science Center! Conduct snow and ice experiments, try out snowshoes, and look for animal tracks left in the snow. Join us for a day of hands-on exploration to see what the season will bring us as we explore the science and fun of the winter season! Come dressed for the weather. Ages 3 & up. Fees: Drop-in, Free with Admission >>
Come meet some furred and feathered creatures and learn how they survive in the snow. We’ll make a sweet treat for the birds and warm up with some cocoa and cookies. Winter days are dark and cold, but it’s cozy by the fire. Did you know that some animals prefer winter over any other season? For up to three children per adult. Fees apply to all participants, both adults and children. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Dr. Newberger - Thank you for giving the HPV vaccine visibility in your community. We are very passionate about educating people regarding this deadly virus. "This is one of the epidemics of the 21st century," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
On June 1, 2008 our 23 yr. old daughter Kristen died after a courageous fight against HPV caused cervical cancer. The vaccine would have led to a different outcome for Kristen.
Kristen’s cancer battle led to the book, “Love, Kristen,” which tells about her experience. While doing research for the book, we learned how little women know about HPV and its tie to cervical cancer; the availability and importance of HPV testing and vaccines and Pap screening tests. This fact led to the founding of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation and the creation of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative (CCFIN).
The mission of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation (www.kristeneve.org) is to eliminate cervical cancer and significantly reduce HPV infection levels. The Foundation is based in Noblesville, IN.
People need to understand that "the HPV vaccination is about cancer....not sex."
Once again, many thanks for writing about HPV.
Kirk Forbes, Founder
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, Inc.