We’re making some bird feeders for our Backyard Birding Station and we have enough for you to make one too! Find a pine cone and we’ll show you how to fill it with things birds love to eat. Then hang it near your window at home and do some Backyard Birding of your own! Drop in. Free with admission. >>
Join us for a bug scavenger hunt! What kind of creepy crawlies can you spot on the Museums grounds? Check off all your finds and get a closer look with a magnifying glass, or take a minute to sketch your favorites. Drop in. Free with admission. >>
What can you build with just some twine and things you find in the woods? Frames, fairy teepees, weavings, pine cone people? We’ll have some examples to get your creativity flowing and you can do the rest! Drop in. Free with admission. >>
08/01/2015 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fee: $6 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $8 Adult Non-members, $3 Child Members, $4 Child Non-members.
Description: Learn about odonates – dragonflies and their damselfly cousins – and what makes them the engineering marvels of the natural world. An indoor presentation will cover odonate FAQs, including dragonfly form and function. We will explore outdoors for skimmers, darners, and meadowlarks, >>
08/15/2015 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fee: $10 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $15 Adult Non-members, $4 Child Members, $5 Child Non-members.
Description: Join us for a gentle canoe trip on beautiful Eagle Lake in Holden. This is the perfect experience for beginning paddlers and wildlife watchers. We will explore the lake for the nature that can be found while we perfect our paddling skills. We will meet at the town beach at Eagle Lake >>
Enjoy an evening in the valley visiting the beaver ponds. Search for beavers and other kinds of wildlife that are attracted by the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change our landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction. Wear long pants, a shirt with long sleeves, and a hat. Bring binoculars if you >>
The Trustees invite you to enjoy this great summertime leisure sport at our long-time local favorite fishing pond. We will provide tips and techniques for fishing, suggest the best way to hook your pole, cast, identify fish, and catch and release. Bring a fishing pole if you have one, we will have a few to borrow. Mass Licenses are required for anyone over the age of 15. Parental guardian >>
Get outdoors at the cool, cool nighttime this summer. Pitch your tent in the evening then participate (or not) in activities, fun, and recreational festivities. As the night darkens, we will go on a night hike before sharing stories around a campfire with S'mores, of course. After hunkering down for the night, we’ll provide breakfast before you have your best day ever. You may bring your own, >>
This was a great article written by Dr. Anne Paris. I love the ideas and tools she gives to use. I have all three of the Empathy Way books and can't wait to read them to my Grandkids so that they can become Caring Empathetic Children and later teens, which is so important, especially in this world we live in. I can't wait to see what Dr. Paris has for us next!
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.