Come on down to the garden today, "For every bear that ever there was, will gather there for certain because, today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.” Meet us at Stevens-Coolidge Place for a stroll and picnic at the teddy bear garden. We will have some activities, crafts, sing-a-longs, and light refreshments for picnic time. Stuffed animal best friends encouraged to attend! >>
Start your weekend off right with a fun and knowledgeable Stony Brook teacher on the trails learning about nature. Each day will have a special topic created to excite your child about the natural world. There will be crafts, activities and lots of laughter. So come and join the fun.
May themes: How Does Your Garden Grow/ Turtle Time
June themes: Our Webbed Footed Friends/ Fabulous Frogs.
An en-"lightening" presentation, by Don Salvatore of the Museum of Science's Firefly Watch Citizen Science project. You will learn how you can participate in a scientific research effort to find out if these magical insects are disappearing from our landscape and if so, why and what can be done about it. After the presentation participants will be taking a guided night-walk to observe these >>
Outdoor fun and education for two-year-olds on a farm with chickens, pigs, and sheep! Learn how they live, what they eat, and why they are important on the farm. Help out with the farm work by planting seeds, watering raised beds, and picking vegetables. There will be a different focus each month, with new stories, songs, and activities. The dates are 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21. Children >>
Join the Arboretum's Manager of Children's Education, Nancy Sableski, for a look at the trees that consistently find themselves on a Favorites of Kid's list. Smokebush, weeping katsura, and the hazelnut will be included on this fun and educational walk in the landscape. Appropriate for children ages four through twelve. One adult can bring up to three children.
In case of inclement weather, >>
If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to go outside. For ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required. Adults Free; Children: Members
$3, Nonmembers $4. 508-753-6087; massaudubon.org. >>
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!