On Tuesday, April 12, the Friends of the Blue Hills will host its first Peek-a-Blue Hike of the year. The free, one-hour guided hike will start at 11 a.m. at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street, Milton. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and there will be a simple scavenger hunt for parents and children with all children receiving a prize at the end.
The hikes >>
Spend a lovely evening gliding around the Stony Brook wetlands, listening and exploring the ponds and marshes as day gives way to night. Sunset is a glorious time to be out in the wetlands, and there is no better way to get close to the action than from a canoe. We’ll provide the canoes and equipment. Participants limited to 10 people. Minimum age 6. Fee: $22m/$27nm >>
Enjoy the sunset from the top of Chickatawbut Hill while we toast marshmallows around the campfire and enjoy some celestial stories. As twilight descends, we’ll spread out our blankets and star gaze. If we’re lucky, we may see some early falling stars from the Perseid meteor showers. Please bring bug spray, a blanket and a jacket or sweater.
Members: Adult $10.00, Child $10.00
The Perseids Meteor Shower is one of the best events to catch for those interested in stargazing! The meteor shower will feature lots of shooting stars throughout the night. We'll have a telescope available, but you should be able to see the event with just your eyes! Please bring a flashlight, as the park will be kept dark to ensure the best stargazing experience possible.Member: FREE; >>
Bring a pole or learn on one of ours as our rangers introduce new comers to the fun of fishing at Chickering Pond, our catch and release fishing hole at Rocky Woods. Our staff and volunteers will guide you through the process of fishing. Great for kids and first timers. Member: Free; Nonmember: $5 >>
Stop by The KITCHEN and join us in celebrating our 1 year birthday AND 125 years of The Trustees! Fun activities all day long for families and children of all ages including free cake, cooking demos, board games & bingo, and a scavenger hunt around the Market & Greenway.
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 us and our local Astronomer for Powisset Farm's Star Party to celebrate the perseid meteor shower! You will see and learn more about the stars, planets and moon. Bring your own picnic dinner begins at 7:00, followed by sky viewing at sunset, approximately 8:00pm. Please check our Facebook page for day of weather report!
Member: Free; Nonmember: $5 or $15/family
This hands-on family friendly tour will bring the past to life for you and your child. Stories, photos, and objects allow kids to consider differences and similarities between the past and today. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Also offered on request by reservation. Call 978.356.4351x4020.
Space is limited for these tours and we ask that everyone please >>
Every Thursday, join us among the flowers to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the gardens with your preschooler. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in so we can get started on time. No pre-registration is necessary for this event. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: Member Child: $5, Non-Member Child: $10, Adults: FREE >>
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!