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 >>
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. >>
Join us at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy the warm summer evenings with a hayride and campfire. Watch for birds flying at dusk and evening fireflies as you ride our hay wagon through the meadows. Stop at our campfire for stories, s'mores, and a special wildlife visitor. Families with children of all ages welcome! Register by calling 781-259-2206 or visit >>
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. >>
Pooch-A-Palooza is an outdoor festival that brings dogs, dog lovers, and families together for an enjoyable weekend of fun, food, and furry goodness. With happenings for both humans and canines, Pooch-A-Palooza is truly a party for all breeds. You and your dog can enjoy agility performances, training demos, contests, a large vendor marketplace, kids’ activity zone, pooch spa, food trucks, and >>
Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for the Run Wild 5K at Franklin Park Zoo. Participants will have fun on this wild road/track/trail 5K (3.1 miles) that runs through the zoo as well as on the smooth roads and trails of Franklin Park and the track in White Stadium. Cool down afterwards with a zoo party (21+) featuring brews from Blue Hills Brewery, Long >>
Peppa Pig, the popular animated children’s show geared toward preschoolers, can be seen on Nick Jr. A costumed Peppa Pig character will be available for meet-and-greets at half-hour intervals beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera to take photos!
Franklin Park Zoo’s Franklin Farm is home to an array of fascinating animals including Poitou donkeys (an >>
Bats are one of the most misunderstood mammals. Separate the truth from the myth in this free, all-ages, interactive program exploring the many reasons why bats should be loved, not feared. Teacher Naturalist Judy Macioci will help you experience bats’ remarkable senses, discuss the threats and dangers they face, and hopefully you’ll get a chance witness their remarkable echolocation in >>
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.