10/08/2015 - 02/11/2016 , Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
For ages 5 to 7. 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 in-depth learning in a supportive social >>
Beeswax has an incredible number of uses—from art to music, and even surfing! How do bees make it, and how do we get it? Meet our beekeeper and learn how he minds his beeswax. Find out why bees make wax, and learn how humans have used it in the past and present. We’ll make candles and decorations, and have a buzz of a time. $16. >>
Did you know that ‘drumlin’ is a Gaelic word for "littlest ridge?" Have you ever found a lucky four-leaf clover? Why aren’t there any snakes in Ireland? Come and join us for a St. Patty’s party. We’ll plant some shamrocks, greet a snake, and enjoy delicious colcannon and boxty—traditional Irish potato treats. Perhaps we’ll even dance a jig or two. Registration required. $16. >>
It's almost Valentine's Day! What would Ewe want? Owl might have a different idea—mice are very nice. Let's visit with the sheep and make some wooly valentines. Perhaps Owl could teach us a love song to woo someone special. Whoo, whoo, who loves ewe?
All ages welcome; up to three children per adult. Fees apply to all participants, both adults and children. “Backpack babies” (under 12 >>
Moose Hill has shared the magic of turning sap into syrup with the community for over 40 years! Join us to experience the sugaring process from tree to table and to learn how sugaring has evolved from Native American to colonial to our own current procedures. This 90-minute outdoor, guided tour includes meeting people portraying characters from the past as they go about their daily tasks, >>
We will start the morning by embarking on a guided walk around the farm with Anne Innis. Long-time CSA Member, volunteer extraordinaire and trained Ecologist, Anne has her PhD is Biology and has worked for the Mass Audubon and the National Audubon, and has taught many public ecology programs. Anne is excited to share her joy of bringing kids out into nature and teach families about the natural >>
Come on in and help with afternoon chores on the farm. We will feed the animals their afternoon meal and help settle them in for the night. In the chicken house, we will also collect the eggs for the day. After our chores are done, we will enjoy a seasonal farm treat of our own.
For one or more adults along with up to 3 children per adult, but no backpack babies, please. Fees apply to all >>
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!