How do animals adapt to cold and snow? How would you live outdoors in a storm? Learn fire starting, shelter building, and tips and techniques on how to weather the storm. Program Cost is Members: $25/day; Nonmembers $35/day (all 5 vacation day programs for $100/$140). >>
Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes with real Vermont maple syrup, Drumlin Farm roasted potatoes and our own sausage, too!
See how sap is collected from our majestic maple trees.
Explore the natural history of trees as you learn about the distinctly northwoods product of maple syrup
Learn about Native American sap-to-syrup techniques
Purchase maple syrup made right here at Drumlin Farm to take >>
Jessica Watson invites you to explore a variety of nature themes and discovery with some picture books, games and interactive play. Similar to our “We Are Nature” children’s program, minus the outdoor exploration, you and your children will have a chance to explore, connect and ponder our relationship with nature in the comfort of the indoors. Ages 2.0 to 6 with a care-giver. Fee: >>
Time to scout out the salamanders, listen for peepers, and pet the animals. For outdoor adventures, come for a Spring walk at the Bradley Estate! Bring the whole family to find these natural treasures with naturalists to guide you and share in the fun! $15/adult, $10/child. >>
Did you know that ‘drumlin’ is a Gaelic word for "littlest ridge?" Have you ever found a lucky four-leaf clover? Why aren’t there any snakes in Ireland? Come and join us for a St. Patty’s party. We’ll plant some shamrocks, greet a snake, and enjoy delicious colcannon and boxty—traditional Irish potato treats. Perhaps we’ll even dance a jig or two. Registration required. $16. >>
Get to know snow! Catch snowflakes, make ice crystal models & paper flakes, and view Bentley’s snowflake photographs taken under microscopes. Snowflakes—more than a bunch of flakes! Program Cost is Members: vacation day programs for $100/$140). >>
01/18/2016 - 02/20/2016 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
If you can walk, you can snowshoe! We'll teach you how to use snowshoes before heading out onto the trails. We will teach you how to look for signs of wildlife as we enjoy the beauty of the sanctuary in winter! If Mother Nature does not provide us with enough snow, we will go for a hike.
Instructions and Directions:
Bring your own snowshoes or rent them for an additional $2 per person. Please >>
Get an update on what’s happening with Snowy Owls this winter. Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every weather condition, observing, capturing, and banding Snowy Owls at Logan Airport. Data has been collected on their behavior while on their wintering grounds and transmitters are being used to find out more about migration and their life in the Arctic Circle. Find >>
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!