From horned dragons to hairy cats, discover and explore the many real and mythical animals that can be found on the walls and in the galleries of the MFA. Create animal- inspired art, go on a “wild” family tour, listen to stories about cool creatures and watch a zooey performance! Enjoy free drop-in activities all week.
All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an >>
Let the Games Begin! But wait… the ball has gone missing! We can’t start the game until we find it. Don’t feel deflated; YOU can help us solve this mystery! Kids will use their observational skills, teamwork and a little science to examine evidence, break codes and complete various activities throughout the Museum, each one earning them a new clue. Will you find all the clues and solve >>
"Discovering Botanical Wonderland": Before photography was created, botanical art was the only method available for the scientific documentation of plants. Projects this week will be inspired by artwork on view in the New Art Center’s exhibition The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography. Students will also look at Botticelli's painting Primavera, which depicts over 190 different >>
Form follows function in nature; a woodpecker’s skull is uniquely shaped and constructed to withstand hammering. In this sculpture class, we will study how animals are “put together” and apply what we learn in constructing our own critters. Possible materials for sculpture include clay, papier- mache, wire, mixed media, and found materials. Students will learn foundational techniques to >>
Form follows function in nature; a woodpecker’s skull is uniquely shaped and constructed to withstand hammering. In this sculpture class, we will study how animals are “put together” and apply what we learn in constructing our own critters. Possible materials for sculpture include clay, papier- mache, wire, mixed media, and found materials. Students will learn foundational techniques to buld and express themselves with unique 3D forms. Leader: Laurie Bebick, Artist and Natural History Guide.
Registration is required. Register online at massaudubon.org or call 508-753-6087 to register by phone. <<
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!