Have you seen or heard the Barred owl at Ravenswood? Grab your family and friends and come to our Creature Feature--a live animal
presentation. Byron the Barred owl and his owl friends will visit the Center giving you a rare close-up view of these animals. Learn about their natural history, adaptations, and behaviors then journey with a guide into the park for a night-time owl prowl. Cost is $10 >>
Compete with the Drumlin Farm youth team in The Superbowl of Birding—a unique competition hosted by Joppa Flats Wildlife Sanctuary in Newburyport. Help us find the greatest number of species and earn points based on the rarity of the birds recorded in 12 hours to bring Drumlin Farm’s team to victory! For more information, contact Becky Gilles at email@example.com or 781-259-2223. >>
11:15am & 12:15pm
Hawks and owls are often heard but seldom seen. Join us for an up-close look at these winged hunters and learn about their amazing eyesight, perfect flight feathers and other adaptations that make them so good at what they do.
For the safety and comfort of all this show is recommended for kids 6 and up. Free with admission. >>
1:15pm and 2:15pm
Animals and Boxes—What’s the Connection?
As we celebrate “not a box” for vacation week, come meet animals who have their own special relationships with boxes, as toys, homes, or a specially evolved part of their bodies. Free with admission. >>
For a truly unique holiday experience that’s sure to be remembered, don’t miss our Breakfast with Santa programs at Franklin Park Zoo! Guests will have the opportunity to not only have Breakfast with Santa, but to also meet Jolly Old St. Nick. Photos are encouraged – please be sure to bring your own camera. Kids will also have fun making holiday ornaments.
Breakfast will feature a delicious >>
ZooLights is set to dazzle visitors of all ages when it opens for the holiday season on Thanksgiving (November 27). This winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Upon entering Stone Zoo, guests will visit Yukon Creek, which not only features dazzling holiday lights, but is >>
01/15/2015 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
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 in-depth learning in a supportive social environment. (Homeschool >>
Enjoy a half hour story featuring “Peter Rabbit” and animal friends from the tales of Thornton W. Burgess. Visit with a live animal featured in the day’s story. Suitable for families with children ages 3 and up. Fee is $2 per person. Advance registration is not required. >>
Come celebrate the holidays and meet Santa this December at Franklin Park Zoo! Children will want to make sure they visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, who will be available for photos inside the always balmy Tropical Forest building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant anteater and much more. Guests can also warm up with free hot chocolate! Upon entering the Zoo, everyone >>
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.