From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. He closely observed, wrote, and drew about wildlife behaviors and published a book in 1903. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, available from Amazon:
"Around the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate..." -J.R.R. Tolkien. The Trustees invite You to A Walk in the Woods with J.R.R. Tolkien! More than a nature walk: experience through literature the adventures that await just outside your front door! Explore the sights, sounds, smells of the forest. Your guide will be prepared with material to be read aloud from Tolkien's trilogy using the roads and unique settings in Ravenswood Park as background.
Teens and tweens: Stop by the Children's Room and make your own pet rock! Unlike most pets, these guys won't bite, they're never hungry, and they won't have any embarrassing accidents on the floor!
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire hosts an Iron Chef challenge for kids! Kids who love to cook are invited to test their skill at the Children’s Museum of NH’s fourth annual Mini Iron Chef Challenge on Sunday, March 9. This event is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets as part of the FoodWorks partnership that Hannaford created with the museum.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire hosts an all ages maker workshop! Join Alex Nunn of Seacoast Makers to learn how to solder, make a robot badge and build an LED light that can be controlled by a switch. Fee: $10 per adult or adult/child pair, plus $6 materials fee. Register by calling 603-742-2002.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire want you to make stuff! With inspiration and materials from PBS NOVA's "Making Stuff" series, we're setting up our Studio space for kids to get creative. Visitors are invited to drop in anytime to build with recycled materials, create cool artwork, test out ideas and have fun using their imaginations. What will your child want to make to take home?
Is spring on the way, or are we faced with another six weeks of winter? According to legend, Punxsutawney Phil foretells the impending weather each year. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If not, spring is near! Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates this ritual with a fun afternoon of activities for kids and families!
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is welcoming colossal canine Clifford The Big Red Dog As part of the Books Alive program. Museum staff will be reading a variety of Clifford stories written by Norman Bridwell throughout the day. The big friendly dog himself will be popping in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five, and pose for photos. There will also be a variety of dog-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for children to participate in.
Come to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to join in the reading of a children's nature story followed by an exploration in the woods, fields and wetlands of the sanctuary.