Joppa Flats Education Center Camp Director Kirsten Lindquist leads an excurison to York Maine! We'll explore both a mountaintop and the ocean in one day -- it's the best of both worlds! We'll start off with a hike around and up Mount Agamenticus, which overlooks the ocean out to the Isles of Shoals on the horizon. On the mountain, our crew will keep an eye out for vernal pools and evidence of glacial history, while we all get to know flora unique to alpine ecosystems. After lunch on the summit, we'll descend to the coast at nearby Long Sands Beach and investigate the tide pools for marine life.
During this teen, youth workshop, PEM instuctures will guide participants through defining a message, designing a visually impactful sign, and leading teens through the block-printing process with the PEM printmaking press.
Spend April School Vacation with Blue Man Group. Blue Man Group knows that long school breaks can be a challenge to any parent’s sanity. Seemingly endless days to fill with fun outings and activities...what to do? Don’t panic! Blue Man has a full schedule of FREE Face Painting and neighborhood restaurant deals that will make your planning 100% easier, and make you look like the ROCK STAR parent you are.
The Railroad In Ipswich
Kids can spend time during April school vacation at Ipswich Museum for the science of the railroad! During February school vacation we explored the art and history of the railroad. This month we'll explore STEM concepts like magnetism, bridge building, and more.
Participants will also get the opportunity to drive the model railroad in the Railroad in Ipswich exhibit before it closes at the end of the month.
Suitable for ages 8 through 14. Cost: $10/child
Discover the peaceable kingdom that lives within the Museum’s collection on this adventurous tour through the galleries.
This event is free for families. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x16 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
While Spring is the time of new growth, it may still be too cold for fresh flowers or green grass. Bring some green life inside with an easy and adorable mason jar terrarium. We’ll use glass mason jars, gravel, soil, mosses and plants to create a miniature natural world that can stay on your desk or windowsill. You’ll leave with a mini terrarium of your own, plus the skills to make bigger ones at home. All materials provided. Recommended for ages 7-12
Kids will get their hands dirty and dig into the science of soil at this April vacation session. Meet the critters of the sanctuary that call dirt home. Worms, millipedes, sow bugs, weasels, and voles are a few soil creatures that we will hope to see. Find out what it takes to make a garden grow, before preparing and planting your own take-home garden.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Hamlin Reservation on a treasure hunt and hike. Kids will search for natural treasure (and some man-made as well!) as they walk through the gently rolling fields of this former farmland, then over a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island in the marshes of Ipswich. Bring your sharpest skills of observation and a bag to collect your treasures!
Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Head out into the wild with kids and families for great outdoor explorations this April vacation. For families with children ages 3 and up, School and Youth Education Coordinator Lisa Hutchings is taking field gear, table-top science displays, and art equipment to local wetlands. You’ll bird with binoculars, learn about temporary collecting, sketch and journal, try wildlife photography, and revel in habitat exploration. “Seining the Salt Marsh at Rough Meadows” meets Thursday, April 20, at Rowley’s Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. All materials are provided and no registration is required. Adults must accompany children. Maximum family price of $32. Mass Audubon members receive discounts.
In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats to see what's new! We love to find things; think about colors, shapes and patterns; and wonder why this place is a special home to wildlife. Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place. Local and migrating birds, other wildlife, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy