A day of all thing's bee's and that delicious thing called honey! We'll have honey tasting and cooking, bee related crafts and activities, a chance to meet our beekeeper and learn more about the hives, tours of the farm and more as we celebrate the tiny animals that make our fruits and vegetables grow and learn how to keep our bees healthy and happy. Member: $15; Nonmember: $25 per Family or group >>
A late-night stargazing adventure for the whole family! The Perseids meteor shower is one of the main celestial events of the summer, with peak meteor viewing at up to 60 per hour! Join us for a hike along the Beach – and bring a blanket so you can stretch out on the sand for optimal viewing. We’ll keep our energy up with s’mores and lemonade around a bonfire. Pre-registration is >>
Come cut your own flowers at our Flower Fields Cutting Garden and then use them to create a beautiful flower crown. We will have all the supplies and instructions you need to learn how to make a beautiful floral crown of your own design. Participants of all ages encouraged to attend! Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10 >>
Come with us as we search for shapes in the wrackline to print and press! We’ll start with a walk on the beach to find fish, shells and seaweed. Then we’ll head to the Barn to learn how to transfer our treasures to t-shirts and art paper. Bring your creative imagination – and a smock!
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.
Members: Adult $FREE; Child $24. >>
An edible adventure for the whole family! Ipswich has long been renowned for it’s delicious soft-shell clams. Join us as we wander into Fox Creek to find out firsthand where our food comes from! We’ll dig for a variety of clams – and maybe find some vegetables to go with them – and then hike to the Pine Grove to cook and eat what we’ve gathered. You may want to bring a bag supper to >>
Join us as we investigate the tidepools and the wrackline on Steep Hill Beach to discover and record the many creatures that live along the shore. We’ll (carefully and gently!) use nets to capture specimens and magnifying glasses to take an up-close-and-personal look, before releasing our new friends back to where we found them. We’ll talk about our observations and discoveries – and >>
Before heading out on a bug treasure hunt to sweep-net in Habitat's meadow to see what wonderful creatures live there, we'll have a cold treat of ice cream! We'll listen for cicadas and crickets, look for grasshoppers and spiders, and see how many different kinds of beetles we can find.
Adult $7.00, Child $7.00
Adult $9.00, Child $9.00 >>
The gardens are in full swing, and producing some great, fesh, seasonal food. Join the BNC as we survey the garden for an early harvest, and then learn about bread making. We will learn by doing, and make our very own loaf of bread! All materials will be provided.
Members: Adult $10.00, Child $10.00
Nonmembers: Adult $12.00, Child $12.00 >>
Do you like chocolate, bananas, or vanilla? Without bats, we would not have any of these products. Bats are mysterious creatures of the night, and they are often misunderstood. Enjoy an evening at the BNC while learning fact from fiction about bats. From the tiny bumblebee bat to the giant flying fox, bats inhabit an amazing variety of ecosystems and are vitally important to the health of the >>
Come down to the BNC to test your powers of observation, and explore your artistic side. Many animals blend in with their surrounding as a way to hide from predators. Camouflage is an important survival technique, and in this program you will see how many hidden animals you can see. Bring a white T shirt and create some camouflage art of your own to blend in to your surroundings. T shirts not >>
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!