Exploration

Events that include exploration

The Art of Nature: Signs of Spring

Kids explore the signs of Spring with water colorist Brenda Sloane at IRWS

Join watercolorist Brenda Sloane in a monthly program that combines nature and art. We will start with a walk on the sanctuary to observe the topic of the month. We will then return to the Nature Center to create a follow-up work of art.

When: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:30-4pm

Cambridge Science Festival 2014

The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun

The Cambridge Science Festival is the first of its kind in the United States. It is a fun and engaging celebration showcasing  the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math in our region. The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun with hundreds of events taking place in and around Cambridge, MA each spring.  For ten days, Cambridge will come alive with science and offer exhibits, activities, fairs, demonstrations, lectures, debates, concerts, plays, workshops and all kinds of interactive events for kids, families and curious individuals!

When: 
Daily, April 18-27, 2014 Times Vary
Location: 
MIT Museum
Location: 
Museum of Science

Creature Feature: Peeper Creatures

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 22, 2014 5-7PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Family Owl Prowl at IRWS

The Family Owl Prowl at Ipswich River Sanctuary is bound to be a good time!

People of all ages enjoy learning about owls, and many species of owls can be found in Massachusetts year-round. Come experience the excitement of an owl prowl as we take a night hike to look and listen for barred, great horned, and eastern screech-owls. Before we head out on our nocturnal adventure, we'll learn fun owl facts in our cozy Barn through hands-on activities and a slide show. We'll end our evening with an owl-hooting lesson!

When: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 7-9 pm

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 3B: Where Do They Go?

Learn how and why animals mvoe in groups at the Joppa Flats Education Center

This Imagine, Sing and Learn is an active, fun, program where you and your child will learn about a wide variety of birds, insects, and ocean animals and how they find their way and how they travel in nature! We’ll find out how bears and salmon use their sense of smell, how bees use the sun to find their food, and how whales use sound to follow the coastline.

When: 
Friday March 14, 2014 1-2:30pm

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 3A: Where Do They Go?

Learn how and why animals mvoe in groups at the Joppa Flats Education Center

This Imagine, Sing and Learn is an active, fun, program where you and your child will learn about a wide variety of birds, insects, and ocean animals and how they find their way and how they travel in nature! We’ll find out how bears and salmon use their sense of smell, how bees use the sun to find their food, and how whales use sound to follow the coastline.

When: 
Thursday March 13, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Boston Sea Rovers Kids Day Activities

Boston Sea Rovers Kids Day Activities

Every year, the Boston sea Rovers host a two day clinic dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the marine environment, and this year there will be a day of FREE activities and demos for the kid on Sunday! Join the Sea Rovers for fun ocean related activities and presentations during the day.  Admission to these special Sunday Kids Day programs for children and adults are FREE!* Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:30am - 3:30pm

Imagine, Sing & Learn 2A: Animal Partners

The anenome - clown fish relationship is a classic example of symbiosis.

Our theme is Animal Partners and it takes place indoors at Joppa Flats Education Center. This 90 minute program is all about which animals team up with other animals in nature. From fish to honeybees, to hermit crabs and anemones - we will learn why animals work together to become babysitters, housecleaners, and bodyguards to each other!

When: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 10-11:30 am

Imagine, Sing & Learn 2B: Animal Partners

The anenome - clown fish relationship is a classic example of symbiosis.

Our theme is Animal Partners and it takes place indoors at Joppa Flats Education Center. This 90 minute program is all about which animals team up with other animals in nature. From fish to honeybees, to hermit crabs and anemones - we will learn why animals work together to become babysitters, housecleaners, and bodyguards to each other!

When: 
Friday, February 28,2014 1-2:30 pm

Hermit's Tales on the Trails

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did, using these clues to determine the animal's behavior. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, only available used from Amazon: A Hermit's Wild Friends or check it out from the Sawyer Free Library.

When: 
Friday, February 21, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park
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