Exploration

Events that include exploration

Gone Fishin' at Harold Parker

Kids will learn about pond fishing at Harold Parker State Forest

Meet at Campground Nature Center - Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. All fishing tackle and bait is provided. Recommend bringing insect repellent, water, sun screen and a camera. Appropriate for children over 6 years old.

When: 
Saturdays 2-3:30pm

Creature of the Week at Maritime Gloucester

Come to Maritime Gloucester for a Creature of the Week Session!

Each week Maritime Gloucester will highlight one of the fascinating creatures living in the aquarium. Kids will learn about the creature through an exploration in the Aquarium, a story and a creature craft. For kids pre-k through age 6.

When: 
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 23, 2014 10:30am
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Afternoons in the Children's Garden

Picking vegetables is just one of the activities kids will enjoy at Long Hill Ga

Bring the gang for work and play in the Children's Garden at Long Hill. We'll discover friendly insects, harvest veggies, read stories and do an activity. Every meeting we will start with a story while sitting on the hay bales then off to discover!  We will discover things in the Children’s Garden, Flower Field, and Demonstration Garden and in a huge compost pile!  You can visit and feed the chickens and guinea hens and..new this year..the peacocks!  Program meets in the Children’s Garden at 3:30.  This is a drop in program but please sign in when you arrive.

When: 
Thursdays through August 28, 2014 3:30-4:30pm

Twilight Sensory Walk

Take a twilight walk at Maudslay State Park!

Maudslay State Park invites you to a twilight hike! The setting sun brings twilight, which is a magic time of the day. Join the park interpreter for a walk to observe the changes that occur from day to night, in the great outdoors.  Plus a powwow and fun activities that test your senses.  Consider bringing bug spray and a flashlight.

When: 
Wendesdays, August 6 & 20, 2014 7:30-9pm
When: 
Fridays, August 8 & 22, 2014 7:30-9pm

Explore the Pond

Discover what creatures live in New England Ponds at Harold Parker State Forest!

Meet at Campground Nature Center - Let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds by exploring Frye Pond! Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for kids aged 6 and older.

When: 
Wednesdays through August 2014 2-3pm

Catch of the Day at Maritime Gloucester

Kids are invited to come to Maritime Gloucester for a Catch of the Day Session

Each week Maritime Gloucester offers kids a different hands-on marine-themed program that integrates marine engineering, biology and maritime history. For kids ages 6-12 with an adult!

When: 
Wednesdays & Fridays through August 23, 2014 1:30-2:30pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Kayak to Choate: Island Tour and Picnic

Take a guided kayak paddle to Choate Island with the Trustees of Reservations!

Join us for an afternoon kayak paddle, followed by a leisurely walking tour of Choate Island. We’ll stop in to view the Proctor Barn and the Choate House, then continue on to the highest point on the island where Cornelius and Miné Crane are buried. After taking in the breathtaking views of the marsh and Essex Bay, we’ll make our way back to the Proctor Barn for a delicious picnic supper catered by Ferreira Foods.

When: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 3-7pm

Owl Prowl at Maudslay

Come to the owl Prowl at Ravenswood Park, hoot like an owl & learn to spot them

Owls are fascinating birds that are well adapted to their night existence. Come learn about these creatures of our surrounding woods and learn how to call for an owl!  There will be a short presentation about owls in our area, followed by an owl hooting experience; then a walk in search for them. 

When: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:30-9pm
When: 
Friday, August 15, 2014 7:30-9pm

The Bridges of Maudslay

Visit Newburyport MA

Maudslay State Park invites you to take a snapshot look at the three stone bridges erected by the Moseleys – and their history. The bridges are architectural wonders, still functional after many years of use. The three stone bridges of Maudslay make a visit to the park a unique experience and tell us stories about the family and the property. When were the bridges built? What did they replace? Where did materials originate from?  Meet at the park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.

When: 
Sundays 2-3:30pm

Family Campouts: Summer Owl Prowl

Join a Summer Owl Prowl Campout at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night of camping under the stars. Have an early dinner at home and then come with your family, your tent, and a dessert to share. Join us as we explore the habitats of the elusive owls.

When: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 6pm - Sunday, August 10, 2014 9am
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