A new twist to an old time classic! Our signature Story Hour has been a hit the last couple of years. So we decided to try a story in the barnyard with an added activity to boot! Enjoy a farm themed story read in the barnyard followed by an engaging hands-on activity that compliments the learning from the book! The ideal audience for this event are children ages 3- 8.
Member: $5; Nonmember: >>
Join Ranger Keith for lessons on proper fishing techniques including casting, general fishing tips, fish identification and catch and release. We supply the equipment and bait and will go on a short hike to the fishing hole. Kids under 12 are free.
Members $5.00, Nonmember $10.00 >>
Learn the basics of grassland bird habitat monitoring in our first installment of Citizen Science at World's End. Our goal is to help build a relationship with potential bird monitors that can help us collect data throughout the season.
Member: $5.00 Nonmember: $10.00 >>
The small size and fast flight of hummingbirds may make them seem like beautiful visitors we never quite get to know. In fact, there are easy methods to increase our obervations and improve hummingbird habitat in our own backyards and in other landscapes. Hummingbird monitoring and population studies are well underway at Wachusett Meadow.
Join us for a hands-on introduction to ruby-throated >>
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.
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00. Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child >>
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 >>
There is no more exciting time to get out onto the sanctuary than around sunset and just after. The fading light signals many of the animals that it is time to get out and start their daily activities. Creatures such bats, moths, beavers, foxes, raccoons and many others will become active, foraging and moving about. Bring your flashlight and we’ll cover the lens in red to preserve our night >>
A brand NEW tour opportunity at the Stevens Coolidge House. 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 required. Also offered on request by reservation. Call 978.356.4351x4020.
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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!