April Vacation

Adventure Day: Digging in the Dirt

Kids will explore the IRWS and find out what lives in the soil there!

Kids will get their hands dirty and dig into the science of soil at this April vacation session. Meet the critters of the sanctuary that call dirt home. Worms, millipedes, sow bugs, weasels, and voles are a few soil creatures that we will hope to see. Find out what it takes to make a garden grow, before preparing and planting your own take-home garden.

When: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 9am-3pm

Scavenger Hunt at Hamlin Reservation

Join the Trustees of Reservations on a treasure hunt at Hamlin reservation in Ip

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Hamlin Reservation on a treasure hunt and hike.  Kids will search for natural treasure (and some man-made as well!) as they walk through the gently rolling fields of this former farmland, then over a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island in the marshes of Ipswich. Bring your sharpest skills of observation and a bag to collect your treasures!

When: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 1-2:30pm
Location: 
Hamlin Reservation

Vacation Week Flyby: Orbit the Earth!

This Flyby at Joppa Flats Center is all about the planet Earth.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10am-3pm

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Descent to the Deep!

The vacation week fly by will focus on the creatures of the deep.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10am-3pm

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Follow the Flock!

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats will focus on flocking.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10am-3pm

Adventure Day: Wonderful Wings

Kids will explore and learn about the winged creatures of IRWS for Spring break

Kids will learn about the winged creatures that inhabit the sanctuary at this vacation week program. Spring is in full swing and all our flying friends are in a frenzy. If it has wings, we'll find it, and learn about the different ways creatures use their wings. Using binoculars, nets, and bug boxes, we'll take an up-close look at birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and other insects that make their homes at the sanctuary.

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9am-3pm

Snakes with Rick Roth

Albino Milk Snake being held by a child at Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

Come to a Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team presentation on snakes, exotic and loical, at the Sawyer Free Library. Kids will learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England and beyond  from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team . Live local and exotic animals will be presented, and those who attend will have the opportunity to see these creatures close up! This is a great chance to see and learn more of the fascinating reptiles.

When: 
Saturday, August 10, 2013 10am
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

April Vacation at PEM 2013

PEM has a great lineup for kids and families during April Vacation 2013!

Looking for stuff to do during April Vacation on the North Shore? Peabody Essex Museum has a fabulous line-up of fun activities, performances and tours for kids and families. Explore movement and sound through the Nick Cave exhibit, art and textile activities, story times, gallery tours and live performances! Come to PEM to create memorable family experiences that will keep minds engaged and hands busy during school break!

When: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 10am - 4pm

Vacation Week Flyby: Birds and Buds

Buds are a certain sign of Spring, and appear magically at the turn of the Seaso

Joppa Flats Education Center offers April vacation programs offering a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities - keeping minds active and hands busy during school break! Come all day or as your schedule allows! This Vacation Week Flyby will focus on the birds and Spring buds.

When: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10am-3pm

Snakes of New England at Pathways

Albino Milk Snake being held by a child at Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

Come to a Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team presentation of 'Snakes of New England' at the The Open Door meeting space on Emerson Avenue! At this Pathways for Children hosted event, kids will learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team . Live local and exotic animals will be presented, and those who attend will have the opportunity to see these creatures close up! This is a great chance to see and learn more of the fascinating reptiles. Please RSVP to Haily Granger [info below] at Pathways for Children if you plan to attend!

When: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:30-10:15am
When: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:30-11:15am
Location: 
The Open Door
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