Exploration

Events that include exploration

Let it Snow! Snowshoe Rentals

Rent Snowshoes for the whole family and hit the trails of Ravenswood Park in Glo

The Trustees of Reservations offer snowshoe rentals at the Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park (when there is enough snow) on Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday Holidays through the Winter months. Grab the family and get outdoors! Enjoy the wide open carriage paths during the winter wonderland. Warm up afterwards near our woodstove while enjoying hot chocolate. Adult and children’s sizes available. Snowshoes available on first come, first served basis.

When: 
Saturdays, Sundays & Monday Holidays 10am-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Pre-K Owl Prowl

The folks at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have created an owling expedition

The folks at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have created an owling expedition just for kids aged 3-6! In the barn, kids will learn about owls and how they live through hands on activities and a puppet show.  Then we'll head outside into the fading light of the sanctuary and practice our owl calls - hopefully prompting a response.  After the adventure is over, we'll meet back in the barn for a cup of hot chocolate!

When: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 4-6 pm

Creature Feature: Owl Prowl

Come to the owl Prowl at Ravenswood Park, meet an owl and learn to spot them

Have you seen the barred owls, foxes, or red squirrels of Ravenswood Park? Come to the Cape Ann Center for Learning & Discovery when these live animals visit, and get a close-up view of these creatures to learn about their habits and behaviors. Tonight we'll learn all about owls, then go on a guided night-time owl prowl in the park.  Please Register

When: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 5-7 PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Weekday Little Explorers: Backyard Birds

What birds come to your yard in the winter? Walk the trails of Ipswich River Wil

What birds come to your yard in the winter? We will walk the trails looking, listening, and calling for birds. Then we will warm up back in the Nature Center and make a bird feeder to take home.

When: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10am - 11:30 am

Creature Feature: Peeper Creatures

Ramona Latham - Directory of the Discovery Center at Ravenswood park in Gloucest

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to bring the whole family to Ravenswood Park for an introduction to Vernal Pools featuring live animals and a presentation by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team . Meet salamanders and frogs that live on the North Shore and get a rare close-up view of these animals.  Learn their natural history and behaviors then journey with a guide into the park for a night-time walk. 

When: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 5-7PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 1B: Do Animals Take Naps?

Preschoolers find aout abour the sleep habits of seals and other mammals at Jopp

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. This 90-minute session will focus on the sleep habits of animals that live around the North Shore.  A structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, will be concluded with a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

When: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 1-2:30 pm
When: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 10-11:30 am

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 1A: Do Animals Take Naps?

Preschoolers find aout abour the sleep habits of seals and other mammals at Jopp

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. This 90-minute session will focus on the sleep habits of animals that live around the North Shore.  A structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, will be concluded with a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

When: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 10-11:30 am
When: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 1-2:30 pm

Weekday Little Explorers: The Mitten

Read "The Mitten" by Jan Brett and then take a hike to look for animal homes

We'll read The Mitten by Jan Brett and then take a hike to look for animal homes in the sanctuary. Using a very large mitten, we will recreate the story. As a group, we'll build a people shelter and see how warm we can make it.

When: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We Walk the Woods!

Walk the trails in a group at Harold Parker State Forest Every Wednesday at 10am

Walk the trails with a group at Harold Parker State Forest every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Rd., North Andover.

When: 
Wednesdays at 10:00am

Winter Survival for Teens

Teens will learn wilderness survival skills in this session at Mass Audubon's Ip

In this winter session of the program based on the hit book series The Hunger Games, we will focus on the survival skills that all winter creatures must know. We will build shelters, survey the area for the tracks of wild animals, and end by building a fire in order to survive...and to roast marshmallows. Knowledge of the book is not needed, just a strong survival instinct!

When: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015 1:30-3:30pm
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