Exploration

Events that include exploration

Seashore Adventures: Salt Marsh Exploration

Get muddy with Audubon at Long Wharf in Gloucester!

Come explore the wonders of a salt marsh at Long Wharf. Kids will use nets and trowels to look for mussels, clams, crabs, and fish. Then we will take a short walk to a nearby island and explore the unique upland forest to see what treasures it hides.

When: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:30-11am
Location: 
Long Wharf Gloucester

Nature Adventures with Picture Books: What is a Bug?

Explore the world of bugs through storytelling at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctua

Bring your young naturalist to the sanctuary this summer and experience the joy of books and the wonders of nature. Participate in hands-on nature-related activities inspired by the stories. Sign up for one or more of these adventurous programs.

When: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:30 - 11am

Dragonflies in the Park

Kids will explore and learn about the dragonflies at Halibut Point State Park.

Explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on Earth. This is a great kids’ program and most appropriate for families. Meet at the Visitor Center.

When: 
Mondays Through July 2015 9-10am

Butterflies & Bugs Free-for-All

Joppa Flats will have Free indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families!

Come to Joppa Flats for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.  Staff members and volunteers will provide helpful information, hands-on learning, and several family-friendly activities, including lessons in backyard science, craft projects, and critter collecting demonstrations.

When: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 10am - 3pm

Seashore Adventures: Beachcombers

Go on a low tide exploration at Grace Oliver Beach in Marblehead

Enjoy a summer morning at Grace Oliver Beach during low tide and discover the living wonders of the sandy coastline. Walk across the mudflats to Crowninshield Island, where we will search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures living in this delicate habitat. Explore the five-acre island and its unusual variety of landforms, from granite rocks and tidal pools to sandy beach, salt marsh, and wooded hilltop. We will preserve our memories by creating our own beach collages.

When: 
Friday July 24, 2015 11am-12:30pm
Location: 
Grace Oliver Beach

Seashore Adventures: The Edge of the Sea

Discover the natural beauty and Varied Habitats of Eastern Point with Andrew Pra

Join Mass Audubon as they explore the habitats of Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Gloucester. The cool breezes, superb coastline, and easily observed wildlife will delight your senses. We'll visit tide pools, salt marsh, woodlands, and adjoining fields using hands-on activities as we investigate each habitat.

When: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:30-11am

Eco-Art: Owls

Become a natural biologist and explore the world of owls at IRWS

Become a wildlife biologist as we hike the trails to see where owls live. We'll learn about their habitats, view owl mounts, and dissect a real owl pellet to discover what they eat. On our return, we will create an owl collage from natural materials.

When: 
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 9 am - 11:00 am

Tide Pool Discoveries at Parker River

Kids will explore the tidal pools of Parker River with a park ranger

For generations children have enjoyed exploring tide pools and discovering the fascinating plants and animals that live in this realm between the tides. A refuge ranger will guide this hands-on program.

When: 
Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9am

Parent/Child Walkabout: Backyard Bug Hunt

Explore the world of bugs in your backyard at Joppa Flats Education Center

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats to see what's new! We love to find things, think about colors, shapes and patterns, and wonder why this place is a special home to wildlife. Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place. Local and migrating birds, other wildlife, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.

When: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2015 2-3pm

Nature Adventures with Picture Books: Animal Inns

What was under that rock?  We'll find out at IRWS's Nature Adventures.

Bring your young naturalist to the sanctuary this summer and experience the joy of books and the wonders of nature. Participate in hands-on nature-related activities inspired by the stories. Sign up for one or more of these adventurous programs.

When: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 9:30 - 11am
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