Take a hike through the wilods of Salem with the Friends of the Salem Woods! Be ready for mixed terrain and mud as this trail This 80-90 minute excursion is a great opportunity to get outside, have some healthy fun and experience the beauty of the Salem Woods! Open to All! Walk leader Chris Burke can be reached at 978-210-9937 for more information.
At this time of the year, the night sky is in transition. Although the winter constellations are still on prominent display, they are slowly making their way offstage to the west. Meanwhile, the stars of early spring are entering from the east. What causes this seasonal variation, what are some of the better known stars and constellations, and what celestial treasures are there for you to enjoy through a telescope? This evening's program is intended to help you find out.
This week's program will focus on strange animal partners in nature like sharks and fish, hermit crabs and anemones and even chipmunks and weasels! We’ve got great activities planned like “Who’s Your Partner?” and “Make a Mad Lib!” and our craft is a take home sea creature photo holder! We’ve got some live marine life, great videos and lots of science.
In this week's program, kids will learn about naturally-occurring patterns and talk about some of nature's best designers and architects! Kids will learn about how bees achieve the perfect hexagons found in their honey combs, how much structural design goes into a beaver dam and how animals and other creatures use naturally occurring patterns found throughout our natural environment. Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day.
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.
Ipswich Evergreen kicks off Friday night with a bonfire and funk rock concert on the green! Like a snow ball rolling down hill, Ipswich Evergreen is growing! The kick off event will be a concert by Gnarly Charley - Show in the Snow, on the Ipswich Winter Stage outside of the Ipswich Evergreen! Come celebrate community and enjoy a fun time on a Wintery night in Ipswich Massachusetts!
This week's program will focus on the habitat of the subtidal zone, a world that is usually covered with water except for the very lowest part of low tide! Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day. As a group, we'll observe, investigate, and compare wildlife, their adaptations, and the changes that they undergo in autumn. Participants may play the role of entomologist, ornithologist, astronomer, or even glaciologist throughout this series. Each experience will leave your young naturalist eager for the next session.
Join the The Trustees of Reservations for this circumnavigational hike around the outlaying trails of Ravenswood Park. Enjoy off-the-beaten paths, beautiful habitats, including a lovely pond, a swamp and rocky woodland. Trade in your treadmill for the trails, and get some exercise on this five-mile long hike of Ravenswood's rocky outer loop. Please note, there are some steep hills. Meet at Stage Fort Park (parking lot, rear, left)
Explore the transitional zone of the wrack line afterschool in Newburyport! This class will include exploration of our portable beach with close examination of sea shells, crab molts, skate egg cases, driftwood and other natural objects that can be found on the beach at high tide. We will get to see live scud under the microscope, and learn about shorebirds that find food at the tide line. We will play the shorebird migration game. and then everyone will get to help us with a mini beach clean up to learn about why plastics and Styrofoam don’t belong on the beach. We’ll give everyone a challenge called “getting out of a bind” and then we’ll make a art project with recycled soda and water bottles that they will get to take home!
At this Quest Fest, learn all about Questing! Make your own stamp and passport and participate in the fastest growing family recreational adventure this side of the Atlantic. The Sweetbay Swamp Quest is a clue-based treasure hunt through the swamp trails, discovering stories about our nearly "loved to death" Sweetbay Magnolia and to a Quest Treasure Box. Pre-registration required.