The crops have grown at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, and it's time to start pickling. Join us as we harvest, chop and brine our garden treasures like cucumbers, carrots, or green beans. Are you in the mood for Dilly Beans, Piccalilli or Chow-Chow? We'll make enough quick pickles so that you can take some home to share. All ages welcome to attend this family program, but oldest child must be >>
Aaarrr, mateys! Dress in ye best swashbucklin’ pirate garb and have ye a grand great adventuaaarr, me hearties! Awesome Robb's Pirate Magic Show is at 11am. Then, at 1pm, learn how to be a pirate by making a map, searching for treasure, playing pirate games and more. Free with Museum admission >>
Help build a home for some of the creatures that live right in our own backyard! What materials will you need? Does the worm want to dig in grass, dirt, or rocks? What does a spider like to climb on? You can bring your home for a creature with you or leave it behind, but all creatures will stay here and stay outside. Free with admission. >>
Play, experiment, and engineer together in the Sculpture Park! Collaborate to construct large-scale temporary structures. For families with children of all ages. Drop-in anytime 10:30 am–12:30 pm. Free with admission. >>
Reuse everyday materials to create art, make musical instruments, build imaginary animals, play games and have fun.
For over 35 years the Recycle Shop was a popular space at the Museum where children could create original artwork from recycled and surplus material. For a few days this summer we are reviving the recycle shop. Children and adults can collect their materials and bring their idea >>
There are so many wonderful things to explore and see at Oxbow NWR! Join us for a nature walk and scavenger hunt, using cameras to capture and document the amazing things we find! Please bring your own camera, as well as sunscreen and bug spray. Families of all ages are welcome, (but keep in mind we will be on the trails for over an hour)! We will meet at the Still River Depot Rd parking lot at >>
Travel back to the arcades and rec rooms of the '70s and '80s with a night dedicated to retro gaming! Challenge your friends in games of skill and chance - from tabletop and social games to vintage Atari, Twister, Sorry and Pac-Man. Experiment with game design in the Maker Lounge and invent original game art in the Create Spaces.
Join us for this special morning of exploration and events for our youngest visitors. Along with our regular weekly PEM Pals story program, we explore the galleries, meet some special guests and investigate art materials in the studios. Note the early start time. For caregivers with children up to age 5.
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.