Where might deer and foxes, squirrels and chipmunks, rabbits and mice, and other mammals live at the sanctuary? We will take a hike to visit some of the places where we might find signs of them. On our return, we will create mammal masks from natural objects to take home.
Rita Gallant, Lead Field Teacher at IRWS will read Festive Occasions - Special Event Rental Equipment by Joanne Ryder. Let's find out what butterflies live in our area. Using sweep nets and hand lenses, we'll observe butterflies in the gardens and fields of the sanctuary. Become a butterfly as we learn about the life cycles of these fluttering marvels.
The Gloucester Country Fest brings the fun of live country music to Gloucester Massachusetts in the beautiful setting of Stage Fort Park by the sea. Jillian Cardarelli, Martin & Kelly, Stefanie Jasmine Band, Scarlett Drive and Shanna Jackman perform at waterfront Stage Fort Park for an afternoon of live music and good times! Don't miss your chance to see these national and regional country artists perform right here in Gloucester! Gates open at 11 am, music starts at noon.
See interesting exhibits for kids, a family concert, a Moon Bounce center, and many engaging activities and games for north shore kids and families. Bug Out! with Karen K and her Jitterbugs: Hop, Bumble, Stinky, and Slug Bug. This unforgettable, crowd-engaging, theatrical show featuring Karen K's totally catchy tunes makes the Jitterbugs one of most buzzed about bands for families and kids on the East Coast.
Come to Danvers Massachusetts for the Annual Summer Moon Pow-Wow! Sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, this festival is a showcase for traditional Native American culture including dance, music, storytelling, craft making, singing, tipi building, interactive games and more. Bring the family, learn about the culture of the Native American tribes that were here when European settlers arrived, and enjoy the beautiful setting of Endicott Park in Danvers!
Water telescopes are long tubes with glass at the bottom to view things underwater. Fishermen in Norway have used them for centuries to search for herring and cod. We’ll make our own water telescopes, and then head to the beach to try them out by the tidepools. Who knows what we’ll discover!
Kids ages 3-6 are invited to join this fun, engaging activity session where they will learn about nature through stories, craft and outdoor activitiies. Topics vary by week, so come for them all! Meets at the Nature Center at 40 Asbury Street. An adult must accompany children. For outdoor programs wear comfortable clothes and sturdy closed toe shoes, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Bring water. Inclement weather cancels outdoor programs.
For all ages. Exercise and enjoy the great outdoors on some of the park’s hiking trails. Each program takes you on a different path. Hikes may include trail sections that are not accessible to strollers or persons with limited mobility.
Hike the Atlantic Path from Halibut Point State Park to the Emerson Inn in Rockport Massachusetts!Best for kids 12 and over, this is a somewhat challenging three hour trek along a public coastline trail. Estimated hike time is 3 hours.
Come to Halibut Point State Park, a nationally renowned destination for viewing winter birds, to learn the basics of birding, natural history, and behavioral traits of our area's winter birds such as ducks, gulls, cormorants, loons, grebes, gannets, and alcids.