Focus your "peepers" on more than just leaves this fall! Autumn is an exciting time of change in nature, when both plants and animals get ready for the coming cold. Walk the sanctuary trails while investigting some of the signs of this beautiful season. Learn about the amazing ways that plants and animals prepare themselves for survival and test some of your own skills.
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Ipswich River Sanctuary invites you to come explore! Looking to get off the beaten path and take "the one less traveled?" Haven't yet hiked alll 12 miles of our sanctuary's interconnected trails? Have a yearning to explore places like Hassocky Meadow or White Pine Loop? Come with us as we trek some of the sanctuary's less frequented trails to discover new sights and sounds in these spectacular habitats.
Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night of camping under the stars. Have an early dinner at home, and then come with your family, your tent, and a dessert to share.
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.
Join Music at Eden’s Edge and award winning composer Robert Honstein for a fun and engaging workshop on what it means to compose classical music!
During the presentation Mr. Honstein will break down music into its simplest components and ask students to change these in fun and interesting ways, and then shape these elements into a piece of music. The result is an insight on how a composer writes classical music. Children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing Jacques Lee Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topsifeld Library invites kids to come and build skyscrapers, rocketships, or anything their mind can imagine! This program requires no sign up. Just drop in and build! LEGOs provided.
Topsifeld Library invites folks for performances by the Proctor School Band and the Toe Jam Puppet Band, as well as make-your-own ice cream sundaes! Pick up your summer reading information and get ready for ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! This event is for all ages and no sign up is required.
Bring your young naturalist to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy an afternoon on the Ipswich River! As the summer starts to heat up, cool down with us on a leisurely canoe paddle to Perkins Island. We'll look for sunbathing turtles and other river creatures on the banks and in the backwaters of the beautiful Ipswich River. Once we get to the island, we'll stretch our legs and enjoy some popsicles.
Bring your young naturalist to the Ravenswood Park in Gloucester and learn all about bugs! Bugs, bugs, everywhere there are bugs! We'll investigate some and venture outdoors on a bug-bingo hunt!