It’s almost lambing time and Momma Ewes need some pampering. Let’s take care of them by feeding them their evening hay. Do you think they’ll like a backrub? We’ll use their wool to make some warm mini-blankets for ourselves.
All ages welcome; up to three children per adult. “Backpack babies” (under 12 months and carried in a backpack or sling) are welcome free of charge; please >>
Who said you can’t learn and have fun at the same time? Come spend your school breaks with the zoo! Programs are available for February, April, and summer break for children ages 4 – 12. Each week focuses on a different theme through hands-on activities, crafts, games, tours of the zoo, and animal encounters!
Theme: Unlovables - All animals deserve a little love. Join us as we explore some of >>
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep at our annual festival featuring fiber, food, and fun! Festival highlights include:
Drumlin Farm's new spring babies
A Sheep shearing demonstration
A "Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail" to learn how fleece on sheep becomes the warm woolen sweater you wear
Hands-on activities for all ages
Lunch made fresh from Drumlin Farm vegetables and meat (for purchase)
Explore signs and tracks of wildlife on the refuge with a volunteer of the Assabet Keeping Track team. Learn about what wildlife and nature do to survive the winter. Please dress for the weather from head to toe. The hike will be 1-2 hours depending on the weather and group. RSVP to Kizette for program so we know to expect you. >>
WinterFest kicks off on Saturday, February 13 with a Chocolate and Valentines Weekend and continues with Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Throughout school vacation week, enjoy hands-on crafts and special winter performances. Snow permitting, try out our sleds and enjoy a sleigh ride! On Saturday, February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s >>
Join Ms. Jessica for a developmental nature program that encourages toddlers to discover the wonders of nature as they learn more about themselves. How do bats hear? Do we communicate like bees? What do birds do in the winter? Explore these questions through an interactive program utilizing discovery tables, crafts, music, story time and short trail walks on the property. Each week offers >>
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!