An en-"lightening" presentation, by Don Salvatore of the Museum of Science's Firefly Watch Citizen Science project. You will learn how you can participate in a scientific research effort to find out if these magical insects are disappearing from our landscape and if so, why and what can be done about it. After the presentation participants will be taking a guided night-walk to observe these >>
As the summer starts to heat up, cool down with us on a leisurely canoe paddle to Perkins Island. We'll look for sunbathing turtles and other river creatures on the banks and in the backwaters of the beautiful Ipswich River. Once we get to the island, we'll stretch our legs and enjoy some popsicles. For families with children ages 5 and up. Registration required. Members Adult $16/Child $14, >>
It’s an afternoon of Poppins fun for the whole family at this Mary Poppins Party at Crane Estate. Activities include kite making and flying, chalk drawing, lawn games, and more. Kite aficionados from Kites Over New England are on hand to show their kites and flying techniques. Tea, lemonade, and cookies are served. Member Child: $24; Nonmember Child: $30; Parents & Guardians: FREE >>
Herbalist Jessica Grabowski returns to Holly Hill Farm to lead this fun program. For children accompanied by adults, this walk is a hands on introduction to the fabulous and exciting world of plants that are growing right around us. Children will begin to learn how to identify some of the most common weeds and how to even use some of them in everyday life such as when they get bit by a mosquito >>
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 >>
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast pigs will run for their morning helping of veggie scraps? This Saturday morning program brings families behind the scenes of our working farm. You’ll meet our cows, goats, pigs & chickens when you help with the morning chores (don’t worry, we will go easy on you!) We learn as we go and take advantage of whatever >>
What could be better on a warm summer night than an outdoor movie under the stars? Join us for a family friendly flick and a relaxing way to spend a Friday night!
Member: $5/adult; Nonmember: $10/adult; Kids: FREE >>
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 >>
Join us and our local Astronomer for Powisset Farm's Star Party! You will see and learn more about the stars, planets and moon. Bring your own picnic dinner begins at 7:00, followed by sky viewing at sunset, approximately 8:00pm. Member: Free; Nonmember: $5
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!