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Earth Day Coastal Clean Up

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

When: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 10am-12noon

Cape Ann Conservation Crewhands

Give back to the community through this volunteer opportnity at Ravenswood Park

Get out and give back April 26th, with service learning opportunities for high school students to assist our trail steward, management, and education programs. Through our service-learning opportunities,  teens will build real-world skills as they help with our trail steward, management, and education programs.

Spring is the time to get our special places ready for more visitors. Earn community service by helping us at Coolidge Point, Misery Island, and Ravenswood Park.

When: 
April 26, 2014, 9 a.m. -12 noon

Children's Garden Opening Day at Long Hill

Kids can help plant flowers and vegetables at Long Hill in Beverly MA.

The Trustees of Reservations invites kids and their families to opening day of the Children's Garden at Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens in Beverly! Kids will help plant colorful, annual flowers and organic vegetables in our magical Children's Garden. Plant one or as many as you can! You will be beautifying the garden for the season while learning how to plant. Great for families. Limited spaces available. Please pre-register.

When: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:30-4:30pm
When: 
Rain Date: Thursday, May 22, 2013 3:30-4:3-pm

Afterschool Sugaring Crew

Teens will learn about maple sugaring after school at Appleton Farms in Ipswich

Working alongside staff, teens (ages 13-17) will learn how to produce maple syrup from tap to bottle, and everything in between at Appleton Farms in Ipswich! This volunteer service learning program is FREE, pre-registration required. Space is limited.

When: 
Daily after school February 24 - March 14, 2014 3:30-5pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Maple Sugaring Teen Crew

Teens will learn about maple sugaring at Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA!

Working alongside staff, teens (ages 13-17) will learn how to produce maple syrup from tap to bottle, and everything in between at Appleton Farms in Ipswich! This volunteer service learning program is FREE, pre-registration required. Space is limited.

When: 
February 17-21, 2014 1-3 pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Newburyport Winter Carnival 2014

The Newburyport Winter Carnival 2013 will take place on the Bartlet Mall Feb. 2

The annual Newburyport Winter Carnival is on! The day-long community event promises residents a day of winter fun following a schedule of events similar to years past, including the Fifth Annual Human Dog Sled Race! This free event is hosted by the Newburyport Parks Commission and Newburyport Youth Services.

When: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 11am - 3pm
Location: 
Bartlet Mall

NU Marine Science Center Open House

N.U. Marine Science Center Open House offers educational fun for the family!

All are invited to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center Annual Open House! You'll learn from researchers about marine habitats, meet some of creatures living there and explore the habitat in real time. In addition to some faithful standards such as touch tanks and tours of East Point, the Center will be showcasing the work and talent of its research labs and academic programs. With a half dozen new faculty members in the past year, there’s a lot more to explore! We’ll also have expanded opportunties for field exploration.

All ages welcome!

When: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm

CoastSweep: Plum Island

CoastSweep will be targeting Plum Island for two days in September 2013

As part of COASTSWEEP 2013, Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge encourage volunteers to come to Plum Island and help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean. COASTSWEEP is the annual statewide cleanup of Massachusetts coastal and riverine environments. Over more than 20 years, COASTSWEEP has engaged thousands of volunteers in cleaning hundreds of miles of shoreline and riverbanks.

When: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 9am-5pm

The Flower Project

Appleton Farms is looking for teen volunteers to help with the Flower Project!

Appleton Farms needs volunteers for their Flower Project service learning program that engages youth in the planning, growing, cutting and arranging of flowers. The program culminates as participants deliver their arrangements weekly to area nursing homes and hospice patients. The program meets weekly in July and August.  Teens are encouraged to sign up for the whole Summer season.

When: 
Fridays through June, July and August, 2013 9am-Noon
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Farmhands Volunteer Service

Calling volunteers ages 13 and up! Join the farmhand crew to work along side our staff and gain first hand experience with our milking herd, planting and harvesting vegetables and flowers for the Community Supported Agriculture program, and raising chickens!  Each week will be different and follow the rhythms of the farm. Teens are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks to see how their work contributes throughout the season. Space is limited.

Location: 
Appleton Farms
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