Many Stony Brook visitors stop by the Nature Center to share stories and ask questions about the beautiful and fantastic things they witness while visiting. Some use binoculars to see, some use cameras to record and a few transform what inspires them into works of art. Join artist, Maia Howes to learn how she “sees” the world around her and look anew at the wonderful world in which we live. >>
While many will celebrate Columbus discovering America, we invite you and your family to discover all of the amazing things Native Americans loved about the natural world. Take a peaceful hike along the trails of Rocky Woods, take deep breaths of fresh air, and search for pieces of information about local Native people planted throughout your walk. Adventure backpacks will be available to >>
Join us for tours of the historic Old Manse, plus living history demonstrations, kids’ games and activities, live music on the lawn, and 20% off in the bookshop. Tour the Manse to see authentic 18th and 19th century interiors and hear fascinating stories of its residents. Plus we’ll offer special Kids Tours and tours of the seldom seen third floor attic. Last tours begin at 4:00 pm. Cider and >>
Come dressed for the Halloween holiday and tour some of the not so scary, fun, yet, perhaps lesser known, locations around the Bradley Estate. Easy to navigate for even your youngest(s). Don't miss the inaugural pumpkin roll at 4:30 pm! Pumpkin roll recommended age -- children 5 years old+. FREE >>
Manse resident and author Nathaniel Hawthorne knew the old house was haunted. He heard a ghostly maid at work in the kitchen, and the rustling of book pages being turned in empty rooms. Join this tour of the seldom seen attic at The Old Manse, to hear these tales and more, while discovering the its special history. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Costumes welcome!
Member: $5; Nonmember: $10. >>
Join us for an evening of non-scary Halloween fun on the beautiful Governor Hutchinson's Field! Dress in your costume and come ready to play Halloween games and meet some friendly costumed characters. Bring your carved pumpkin to display.
Adults: $5; Kids: $3; Members: FREE >>
This Columbus Day, join us at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a day of free family fun! Play lawn games including ring toss, corn hole, tic tac toe, checkers, bocce, badminton, and croquet. Visit our craft table and take home a treasure from the day. Go on a Fall Nature Based Scavenger Hunt and explore the beautiful grounds and gardens. FREE >>
Don your wings, grab your crowns, and come say farewell to our garden season with this celebration of the Flower Fairies. Borrow a bag to collect natural materials and then build a fairy house on the grounds. Stop by our craft table and create your very own fairy wand. Enjoy storytimes starting every half hour. Spin and twirl as you learn a fairy dance. We also invite you to extend your >>
Come to the Stevens-Coolidge Pumpkin Trail for a magical treat! You will be led along our pumpkin-lit garden trail where local nocturnal woodland creatures will emerge to share their stories and educate families in a fun and unique way. This is a non-scary event for all ages! Tours will be leaving every 10 minutes. Costumes welcomed! Reservations encouraged.
Member Adult $5, Child FREE. Nonmember >>
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!