For centuries, farmers in New England have encountered wildlife among their crops and pastures, from welcomed creatures to troublesome individuals that can bring a rational adult to his wit’s end! We’ll begin at the Science Center to ‘meet’ these farm visitors - from the protected Bluebird to the wily Woodchuck, and then we’ll walk to nearby historic Jacobs Farm to catch a glimpse of >>
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Franklin Park Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail with treats provided by companies including Honest Tea, Plum Organics, Pretzel Crisps, Bare Snacks and Cascadian Farms. Other haunted happenings include creepy crafts generously provided by Michaels of Braintree, >>
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail with treats provided by companies including Whole Foods Melrose, Cascadian Farms, Honest Tea, Pretzel Crisps, Bare Snacks and Plum Organics. Other haunted happenings include creepy crafts generously provided by Michaels of >>
Members $13, nonmembers $16. Hey, what do you know about hay? Find out at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in this great family program for all ages! We’ll visit the barns to find out if it’s true that “Hay is for horses, it’s better for cows—pigs can’t eat it, they don’t know how.” Is a hayride really a ‘hay’ride? What is hay anyway? Watch out, you just might >>
09/17/2014 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fee: $9 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $12 Adult Non-members, $6 Child Members, $8 Child Non-members.
Description: What lives in a small meadow, about the length of a football field? We want to know, and you can help! Broad Meadow Brook's newest meadow is also one of the few that remain in Worcester, and possibly the oldest. The recent addition of the Wilson-Rice Farmstead includes a former hay >>
09/11/2014 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fee: $8 Child Members, $12 Child Non-members.
Description: Join us for a hands-on nature program designed especially for five, six, and seven year olds. Each month we’ll focus on a new nature topic. We’ll explore our nature topic indoors using investigations, crafts, and activities and outdoors in Broad Meadow Brook’s beautiful 400-acre wildlife sanctuary. These classes will provide >>
Join us for a night of pumpkin carving, animal visits, and night hikes through the not-too-spooky woods of the Science Center. Use our pattern designs and tools to carve a pumpkin brought from home, and wear a costume to celebrate the spooky season. Appropriate for all ages. Drop-in. Fee: $7Full Member Child, $10 Non-Member Child (Must be accompanied by an adult) >>
This tour will explore the workings of our Dairy operation including a visit with our calves. Meet the cows in the dairy barn during milking and learn about how we raise our Jersey herd of cows. This program is first come first served so please arrive early to ensure a space. Program lasts approximately 1 hour. This program meets at our Dairy Store located at the main entrance off Rt. >>
Members: $12.00, nonmembers: $15.00. Come on in and help with afternoon chores on the farm at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. We will feed the animals their afternoon meal and help settle them in for the night. In the chicken house we will also collect the eggs for the day. After our chores are done, we will enjoy a seasonal farm treat of our own. A fun family program for ages >>
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.