Play on the Plaza, our outdoor play exhibit, returns to the Sundial Plaza this summer.
Enjoy hands-on science activities, including seasonal favorites, Tube-A-Phone, a hands-on musical sculpture that blends science, art, and music; Bubbles! featuring activity stations for investigating the science behind the suds; and our new Invention Space, where young minds can build and create. Come play >>
Celebrate the arrival of fall and farm traditions with The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for the annual Family Farm Day event (RAIN OR SHINE). The family-friendly event features local healthy foods, music by Ben Rudnick and Friends, barnyard animals, and traditional farm crafts and activities including pumpkin painting, pony rides, and a hay obstacle course! Trustees Members: >>
Daniel Webster at sunset is remarkable to behold. Be ready to conjure up some crepuscular critters on this easy walk. Look for birds, butterflies, and moths along the trails, and ducks on the ponds. With the help of Christine Whitebread, president of the South Shore Bird Club, and Steven Whitebread, Daniel Webster will inspire a sense of place as well as “l’amour de lepidoptera!” A great >>
The annual Head Of The Charles Regatta®, presented by BNY Mellon, will mark a momentous milestone this October, celebrating its 50th occurrence with a gala celebration to cap off the historic two-day race event along Boston’s iconic Charles River.
Fans and spectators flock to the riverbanks every year to watch male and female rowers compete in 61 nail-biting events while taking in the >>
09/17/2014 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fee: $9 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $12 Adult Non-members, $6 Child Members, $8 Child Non-members.
Description: What lives in a small meadow, about the length of a football field? We want to know, and you can help! Broad Meadow Brook's newest meadow is also one of the few that remain in Worcester, and possibly the oldest. The recent addition of the Wilson-Rice Farmstead includes a former hay >>
09/11/2014 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Fee: $8 Child Members, $12 Child Non-members.
Description: Join us for a hands-on nature program designed especially for five, six, and seven year olds. Each month we’ll focus on a new nature topic. We’ll explore our nature topic indoors using investigations, crafts, and activities and outdoors in Broad Meadow Brook’s beautiful 400-acre wildlife sanctuary. These classes will provide >>
This tour will explore the workings of our Dairy operation including a visit with our calves. Meet the cows in the dairy barn during milking and learn about how we raise our Jersey herd of cows. This program is first come first served so please arrive early to ensure a space. Program lasts approximately 1 hour. This program meets at our Dairy Store located at the main entrance off Rt. >>
Join us at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy the warm summer evenings with a hayride and campfire. Watch for birds flying at dusk and evening fireflies as you ride our hay wagon through the meadows. Stop at our campfire for stories, s'mores, and a special wildlife visitor. Families with children of all ages welcome! Register by calling 781-259-2206 or visit >>
Have you ever wondered where toads live and how you can help a toad? Stop by the museum to build and decorate a flowerpot based toad home. Materials for each home cost $5 and we’ll give you construction help and decoration advice. Toads play an important role in controlling pests and saving plants in your yard, and by providing them with a cool, damp refuge you can encourage and protect these >>
As the summer comes to an end enjoy bubbles and juggling at the Children’s Museum in Easton. Friday August 29th for the final Summer Drop in Day the Museum will be visited by the Bubble Music Man and Jeremy the Juggler. From 10am-3pm explore the world of bubbles by making bubbles, bubble wands and bubble art in the Museum’s outdoor space “The Wild Place”. At 11am dance around with the >>
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.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Dr. Newberger - Thank you for giving the HPV vaccine visibility in your community. We are very passionate about educating people regarding this deadly virus. "This is one of the epidemics of the 21st century," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
On June 1, 2008 our 23 yr. old daughter Kristen died after a courageous fight against HPV caused cervical cancer. The vaccine would have led to a different outcome for Kristen.
Kristen’s cancer battle led to the book, “Love, Kristen,” which tells about her experience. While doing research for the book, we learned how little women know about HPV and its tie to cervical cancer; the availability and importance of HPV testing and vaccines and Pap screening tests. This fact led to the founding of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation and the creation of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative (CCFIN).
The mission of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation (www.kristeneve.org) is to eliminate cervical cancer and significantly reduce HPV infection levels. The Foundation is based in Noblesville, IN.
People need to understand that "the HPV vaccination is about cancer....not sex."
Once again, many thanks for writing about HPV.
Kirk Forbes, Founder
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, Inc.