Come celebrate National Puzzle Day! Try your hand at classic puzzle games and exercise your brain with a variety of picture, math and word puzzles. Make a simple tangram puzzle to take home. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
Join us as we design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity. This changing and evolving temporary space will be put together by staff and visitors over the course of 5 days. Varying times. Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
In celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity and discover how well different materials conduct; mix up gooey oobleck and learn about liquids and solids; investigate the power of pulley systems; and more! Families can also browse books on >>
Enjoy an hour of nature-themed fun with your youngster. We’ll read an engaging storybook, make a craft to take home, and go for a walk on one of the sanctuary’s beautiful trails with lead teacher and naturalist, Chris Eaton. Dress for a walk outside. For more information and to register, call 978.464-2712. Sponsored by Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary.
Free for adults, >>
12/19/2014 - 01/23/2015 , Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
Nature themed program series that will include crafts, stories, and games or songs that will relate to a different topic each month. Programs are typically held the 4th Friday of every month 10:30am – 11:30am for 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome. >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-259-2223. >>
Welcome the New Year 2015 and bring good luck with TAIKO drums, SHISHIMAI lion dance, MOCHI rice pounding, TAKO kite making and more! OSHOGATSU (New Year) is an important time for family and community to gather and wish for happiness and health for each other. Free with museum admission. >>
Do you ever wonder how animals keep warm? Test the insulating properties of feathers, fur, fat and fleece, and see how leaves and dirt provide insulation for nests and burrows. Experiment with different fabrics to discover how jackets and gloves keep you warm. Free with admission. >>
Imagine and play throughout the Museum. Try an engineering design challenge. Enjoy music, theater, dance and art, and special activities all week long during school vacation week.
Watch the Urbanity Dance Performance: It’s Not a Box, February 19 at 2:30pm.
Free with museum admission. >>
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.