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 >>
Spring is a season filled with woodland activity. Many animals are busy building homes and looking for food. Come and create your very own animal mask as we play and discover what it’s like to be an animal at Habitat. See the forest through new eyes! For families with children ages 0-5. Registration required. Members $5, Nonmembers $6. >>
Everyone knows that the best time to find fairies is in the spring and summer! Bring the little ones along to this fun workshop. First, take a walk around the property to scout out where the fairies might be hiding, then create fairy houses across the property, and inspire your children to spend more time in their own backyards playing in nature! Member: $15/family; Nonmember: $25/family >>
Follow the footsteps of writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau! Join a guided walk from Emerson's house to Fairyland Pond in the Walden Woods. Enjoy the landscape and learn about the friendship of two notable observers of nature. Meet at the Concord Museum.
Free and open to the public. Reserve a space online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216. Cosponsored with the Mass. Department of >>
Get outside with your family this Father’s Day and celebrate Dad with a party at the Stevens-Coolidge Place. Enjoy live music from “The Ways and Means Committee” a blues and rock band from Somerville, MA. Play croquet, bocce, ring toss, and other lawn games that will be set up throughout the garden. Take a family photo with a professional portrait photographer at our outdoor photo station. >>
Come along to investigate the Sudbury River wetland. There is so much to explore! We will: walk along the river’s edge peering through reeds to glimpse ducks; hike up a drumlin to view the river and marsh where Native Americans set their fishing weirs; wander through pine woodland to discover a glacial kettle hole; descend a steep slope to a squishy wetland, lush with ferns; and creep up on the >>
Pack your backpack for an overnight adventure at Fruitlands Museum! Join us at the Fruitlands Farmhouse where we will set up camp for a unique family gathering. You and your family will enjoy a night under the stars in traditional camping tents, plus all of the delights of a “wilderness” getaway. We’ll start the evening off with a lantern making workshop, and then set off on the Fruitlands >>
Kick off the Summer Solstice AND celebrate Father's Day at the Chestnut Hill Farms' Bluegrass Picnic! Bring a picnic blanket and the kids for a summer afternoon on the farm. We'll have a Food Truck offering homemade BBQ, local beer from our friends, and live Bluegrass music. Your family ticket pays for parking, lawn games, a visit with the goats, and live music. Lunch and beer are on you. Make >>
Whether you call it a firefly, lightning bug, golden sparkler, or moon bug, discover how these beetles grow and glow before heading outside to seek the real thing. Bring a jar and try to catch one for a closer look. Make a glow-in-the-dark project to continue the fun all year long. For ages 4-13. Registration required. Members $6, Nonmembers $9. 781-784-5691; 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!