Events that include exploration

Bio Blitz Free-for-All

come learn about biodiversity of Plum Island and the North Shore at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor fun! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kayak Fox Creek

Take a guided kayak paddle of Fox Creek with the Trustees of Reservations!

Have you ever wanted to kayak the winding waters that meander through the marsh between the Ipswich River and Essex Bay? Join us at Steep Hill Beach for this late-in-the-day adventure as we paddle Fox Creek, the oldest man-made tidewater canal in the United States! As we wend our way through the marsh, we'll be on the lookout for herons, egrets, and other shore birds -- with luck we'll spot an osprey hunting for its supper! We'll supply the kayaks and lifejackets; please call to learn more.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 4-6pm

Nature Art Classes at Joppa Flats: Spring Series III

Nature's beauty is all around us. Let's open our eyes and explore nature as artistic inspiration! Join teachers Jan and Lee for these series, and learn how creativity intersects with science, technique, and construction in a fun and rewarding way. Materials will be provided. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Each series requires a minimum of four participants.

Ecosystem Fun at IRWS

Become a field scientist and explore the ecosystems of the sanctuary.

Become a field scientist and explore the ecosystems of the sanctuary. A science inquiry approach will be used to explore a woodland, a wetland, and a field. Participants will become familiar with the common plants and animals in these natural neighborhoods. For kids 6 and up.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:30-3pm

Marblehead Little Explorers

Little Exploers is a great program for kids ages 2-6 in Marblehead!

All young explorers ages 2-6 are invited to discover nature at the Hammond Nature Center with Marblehead's own Holly Hannaway! Each class will focus on seasonal nature themes such as seeds, habitats, ponds, animals sounds and much more.  Little Explorers aims to increase appreciation for science and the outdoors while developing skills in observation, classification, counting and investivgation. For children ages 2-6 yrs.

Tuesdays, May 19 - June 9, 2015 10:30 -11:30am
Hammond Nature Center

Kidleidoscope at Breakheart Reservation

Kidleidoscope at Breakheart Reservation is for preschoolers

Breakheart Reservation has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Breakheart Reservation and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor exploration. The topic varies each week, so come every week!

Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015 1-2pm

Spring Survival for Teens: When Darkness Falls

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

What does it take to survive a night in the wild? We'll cover fire, shelter, and knowledge of nocturnal animals in this dusk survival skills program. Set up a home base, make fire with flint and steel, and learn what animals are behind those eyes glowing in the darkness. Will we be ready as the sun sinks below the horizon?

Saturday, May 9, 2015 6:30-8:30pm

See, Think & Wonder Walks: Salt Marsh Scavenger Hunters

Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary is part island, part forest and part marsh!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.  This week we will explore the Salt Marsh to learn about the habitat and the creatures that live and hunt there.

Friday, May 8, 2015 2-3:30pm

Follow the Flower Flow: Trillium Trail

Tillium is plentiful at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport!

Maudslay State Park has one of the best shows of flower bloom in the Commonwealth.  The rhododendrons are starting to bloom. Each week promises a new show of bloom, as our various species exhibit their beauty in cycle.  The beautiful trilliums are in bloom right now, and if you’ve never seen one, you’re in for a treat! Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate warm clothes.  Curzon Mill Rd

Saturday, May 2, 2015 2-3pm

Kids Flower Ramble at Maudslay State Park

Rhododendron's are plentiful at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport!

Flowers are for kids, too! Children ages 6 – 10 can accompany their parents and the park interpreter to learn about the fabulous flowers at Maudslay, one of the premier viewing locations in Massachusetts. Meet at the park headquarters on Curzon Mill Rd. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult!

Friday, May 1, 2015 10:30-11:30 am
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