Explore the art and ideas in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art as we shrink things down to get new perspectives on the world around us — and beyond! Check pem.org/calendar for updates. Free with museum admission.
Activities include Galactic Muraling, story times, art projects, juggling shows, Shrinky Dinks, terrarium demos, snow globe making and more. >>
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 >>
Build Eastern bluebird nest boxes to improve bluebird habitat by building a nest box you can take home with you for a fee. These beautiful birds have been in decline due to a shortage of natural nesting cavities, and competition from non-native species. By helping to build well-designed nesting boxes, you can encourage the return of these birds and improve biodiversity of our area. If your >>
From 1884-1917 Mason A. Walton lived in Ravenswood. Like he, we will track wildlife signs and determine animal behavior. Walk his footsteps and share tales from his book “A Hermit’s Wild Friends.” Program Cost is Members: $25/day; Nonmembers $35/day (all 5 vacation day programs for $100/$140). >>
This concert engages music-lovers of all ages. Come early to experience the popular hands-on instrument demonstrations. It’s the easiest way for your child to test-drive many musical instruments in under an hour! Performances by the Plymouth Children's Chorus and this year's winner of the South Shore Conservatory's youth concerto competition. To especially highlight the Phil’s acclaimed >>
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)
Kids are the doctors today! Assemble a doctor's bag with real hospital supplies like bandages and stethoscopes, give a teddy bear a check-up, and have a cast made on your finger, presented by Hasbro Children's Hospital Child Life Services. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free with admission. >>
Stop by the first Saturday in February and March from 1-3pm to participate in science activities featuring the young girls from Easton’s STEAM Education Team! These Easton Middle School and Oliver Ames High School students attended the Envision the Future Summer Camp at Bridgewater State University this past summer and serve as ambassadors for STEM/STEAM studies. Free with admission. >>
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!