Exploration

Events that include exploration

Rough Meadows to Sawyers Island "Early Spring" Walk

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

Join Essex County Greenbelt Association for a walk to look for signs of nature's rebirth in the Great Marsh, the largest salt marsh ecosystem in New England. We'll start at the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot, and (depending on conditions) walk the trails or road down to Sawyers Island, where hot cocoa and snacks will greet you.

When: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015 1-3pm

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

Walk on the Wild Side: Raptors & Tracks

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Raptors &  Photo: Coopers Hawk ©2011 Bill O’Connor

Walks on the Wild side are an opportunity for adults and children to spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. Each program begins at Joppa Flats Education Center with a brief introduction to our theme via slide shows, group activities, or an in-class demonstration.  This session's theme will be raptors and tracking! 

When: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:30-5pm

Family Fun Day - Women Artists of Cape Ann

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in art, history, and cultural activities, and explore the museum using a Seek and Find. Each month has a different theme, from exhibitions to special celebrations. The theme for March 2015 is women artists of Cape Ann.

When: 
Second Saturday of Every Month 1-4pm
Location: 
Cape Ann Museum

Family Owl Prowl at IRWS

The Family Owl Prowl at Ipswich River Sanctuary is designed for families who wan

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 13, 215 7-9 pm

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 3B: Do Animals Sing

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active pres

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and 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!  In this session, we'll talk about how some animals use 'music' to communicate!

When: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10-11:30 am

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 3A: Do Animals Sing

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active pres

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and 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!  In this session, we'll talk about how some animals use 'music' to communicate!

When: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10-11:30 am

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!

When: 
Saturdays, March 7, 14 & 21, 2015 1-2pm

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

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.  This walk is outside, so dress for the weather.

When: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 1-3Pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park
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