Kids

Paine House at Greenwood Farm Open House

Take a Free Tour of historic Greenwood Farm in Ipswich MA

The 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm sits on 216 acres boasting great views of the marsh. This yellow clapboard, saltbox-shaped house is a remarkable example of First Period (1620 - 1725) architecture and was home to six generations including Robert Paine, foreman of the Salem witch trail jury 1692. Join us for a tour higlighting the history of the house and architectural details. Bring comfy shoes to walk around the property and enjoy this wonderful spot.

When: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Greenwood Farm

Seabirds and Whales Monday Cruise

Learn about sea birds while whale watching aboard the Prince of Whales!

This is a whale watch with a birding twist! Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center has teamed up with Newburyport Whale Watch, to create this birding whale watch. This program focuses on seabirds, but we plan on seeing and learning about marine mammals as well. Onboard the Captains Lady III, we will look for concentrations of birds such as storm-petrels, shearwaters, gannets, jaegers, terns, and phalaropes. Dave Larson from the Joppa Flats Education Center will join the Captains Lady III marine mammal naturalists onboard to help spot and narrate bird sightings.

When: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 10 am - 3:30 pm

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit organization fighting every day to end childhood hunger in America. Join us for this special cookie-decorating event. ($5 donation) - all proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength! All ages are welcome to help us support this great cause.

When: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:30am

Family Day at the Bird Banding Station

Family Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and

Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).

When: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:30-11:30 am

Sense of Wonder Walk: Summer's Grand Finale

Come explore IRWS and see it's creatures preparing for the change of seasons

Monarch butterflies are feeding along their migration routes. Plants are still flowering and dispersing seeds, insects and spiders are laying eggs, and the forest is abuzz with activity. Using sweep nets and hand lenses, we will investigate field and forest, determine air temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket, explore life under a log, and much more.

When: 
Sun, September 14, 2014 1:30 - 3pm

Cape Ann Kids' PMC Bike Ride

Kids are encouraged to ride their bikes to raise money for the Pan Mass Challeng

The Pan-Mass Challenge Cape Ann Kids' Ride will be one of many PMC Kids Rides held in neighborhoods throughout New England and beyond. Through the PMC Kids Rides program, nearly 6,000 cyclists between the ages of two and 15 will ride between one and 26 miles in mini-bike-a-thons to raise money for cancer research.

When: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 9am-1pm

Kidleidoscope

Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is for preschoolers

Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Maudslay and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor exploration. The topic varies each week, so come every week! Meet at park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.

When: 
Fridays 10:30-11:30am

Open Chess at Salem Public Library

Kids in grades k-12 are invited to play chess at Salem Public Library.

Kids in grades k-8 who have an interest in chess are invited to come to the Salem Public Library to play chess with other enthusiasts of the game! Novice players are welcome and there are no instructors present. This two hour session is designed to provide a friendly environment for kids to test their skills against other opponents! Come to the library and play!

When: 
First Saturday Monthly 9:30-Noon
Location: 
Salem Public Library

Arts in Parks at Maudslay

Poison Ivy Eco Art at Maudslays Art in the Park!

Maudslay State Park has a strong connection to the arts. Join the interpreter for this art program incorporating natural materials gathered and assembled into a piece of art that will be reclaimed by nature. Photo cataloging will be used for the website. This program teaches cooperation, and creative thinking, as well as problem-solving, all in the great outdoors. Wear outdoor clothing and expect to get dirty.

When: 
Fridays in August 2014 2-3:30pm

Meet the Cows at Appleton Farms

Meet the Cows at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Mass

Got Milk? Appleton Farms does! Come tour the dairy operation and meet the cows that make up the grass-fed dairy herd. Visit with calves, explore the pastures and meet the milkers in the dairy barn (ordinarily closed to the public). Lastly get a behind the scenes peek into cheese-making at our Dairy Processing plant.

When: 
Saturdays 2:30-4PM May through November 2014
Location: 
Appleton Farms
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