Join us for an hour long nature walk where we'll discover the natural adaptations that wildlife use and the cultural adaptations pre-colonial humans needed to survive the harsh winters of Massachusetts. Many Nipmuc traditions parallel the finely tuned adjustments found in nature. Dress for the weather and bring snowshoes if you have them. All ages are welcome. We will begin and end at the Complex >>
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). >>
Fee: $4 Adult Members, $6 Adult Nonmembers, $2 Child Members, $3 Child Nonmembers
Materials Fee: $15 per sunflower
Description: Beat the winter blues. Create your own sunflower painting with Prisma colored pencils. All materials provided. No drawing skills needed. Learn fun facts about sunflowers. At the end of this class, you’ll walk away with an intricate sunflower painting on canvas and >>
Fight the urge to hibernate, and instead come and spend time at Stone Zoo during February school vacation week! Throughout the week, there will be daily Education encounters at 11:00 a.m. and a zookeeper encounter at 1:30 p.m., where guests can learn more about some of the Zoo’s residents and ask questions. Many of the animals will also receive special enrichment items. Do you know that snow >>
Fight the urge to hibernate, and instead come and spend time at Stone Zoo during February school vacation week! Throughout the week, there will be daily Education encounters at 11:00 a.m. and a zookeeper encounter at 1:30 p.m., where guests can learn more about some of the Zoo’s residents and ask questions. Many of the animals will also receive special enrichment items. Do you know that snow leopards use their long furry tails not only for balance, but also to wrap around their faces for added warmth? Stone Zoo is home to a number of animals that are naturally adapted to colder weather including snow leopards, Mexican gray wolves, North American river otters, Canada lynx and more. Learn all about them during your visit! <<
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!