Environment

Celebrate Earth Day & Planting with Ms. Frizzle!

Celebrate Poetry Month and Earth Day at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester!

Spring has sprung! Celebrate Earth Day with Sawyer Free Library Children's Services and Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus! Ms. Frizzle presents an interactive & fun program about planting, gardening, and saving the beautiful planet Earth! This morning of fun is ideal for young children ages 3 and up and their families. This event will be held at 70 Middle Street, Trinity Church, right behind the library & no registration is needed.

When: 
Saturday, April 22, 2023 11:30am-12:15pm

Winter Birding Boat Trip

Learn about sea birds With 7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester, Massachusetts!

Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Thousands of birders visit the rugged coast of Cape Ann and scan the adjacent waters hoping to spot some of the unusual and highly sought-after seabirds that spend the winter months just offshore. The best way to get to see these birds and experience them up close is to visit them in their natural habitat- on the ocean!

When: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023 8am-1pm

Birds, Bees & Butterflies - Family Nature Series Cox Reservation

Essex County Greenbelt Association hosts an Exploration Workshop for families at Cox Reservation in Essex Massachusetts!

Essex County Greenbelt Association invites families to peek inside the beehives at Cox Reservation from the safety of a screened-in tent! This show and tell introduces children of all ages to the importance of bees and other pollinators. In addition to the hive opening, we’ll have snacks and activities scattered around the property.

When: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10am-1pm
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Teen Naturalist Club at IRWS: Spring/Summer Series

Join Mass Audubon for their Teen Naturalist Club at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield Massachusetts!

Interesting hikes, natural history topics to explore, hands-on projects, and real wildlife data-collection opportunities will be based on your input and interests in this exciting club for teens. This is your chance to get involved behind the scenes with Mass Audubon's science and conservation work. The club meets one or two Saturdays a month in a spring/summer session and fall/winter session. We also take one field trip each session to connect with other local organizations, learn more about environmental issues in our communities, and find out how you can make a difference.

When: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023 2-4pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 2-4pm
Saturday, May 13, 2023 7-9am
Saturday, May 27, 2023 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, June 10, 2023 10am-2pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023 2-4pm

Teen Naturalists-in-Training: Winter Series

Join Mass Audubon for a volunteer training opportunity for teens with instructors from Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport Massachusetts!

Are you a young person who loves being outdoors, cares about the environment, and wants to share your knowledge with others? Take your first step toward becoming a Teen Naturalist volunteer with these trainings. You'll work with our staff and other youth exploring local habitats, collecting organisms and data, and discussing environmental challenges like sea level rise. Share your passion for the natural world!

When: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023 1-3:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 1-3:30pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 1-3:30pm

Coastsweep Beach Cleanup Ipswich

The Trustees of Reservations hosts a Coastsweep marine debris cleanup at Crane Beach and other costal areas in Ipswich Massachusetts!

As part of COASTSWEEP 2021, volunteers are encouraged to come to Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate to help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean along the shore in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Trash collected will be measured and analyzed, and the data will be sent to Washington DC to aid the government in creating legislation to minimize trash in our oceans!

When: 
Saturday, October 22, 2022 10am

Salisbury Beach Cleanup

Come volunteer for a community cleanup at Salisbury Beach Massachusetts

Make a positive impact on your community! Salisbury Beach Betterment Association will be leading the cleanup effort. Gloves & trash bags will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged  to help from 9-11AM. Meet at GroundSwell Surf Cafe, located at 25 Broadway. Come help keep our beach clean and protect our ocean.

When: 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 9-11am
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9-11am
Saturday, July 16, 2022 9-11am
Saturday, August 20, 2022 9-11am

Hands Across the Sand + Cleanup at Stage Fort Park

Come to Stage Fort PArk in Gloucester for a Community cleanup effort to preserve this wonderful local resource!

Stage Fort Park is one of the most visited spaces in Gloucester, and for good reason. It's beautiful and it provides fields, playground and tables for everyone to enjoy. To protect this incredible resource, we need to do our part. This Hands Across the Sand event and cleanup will bring people together to oppose new offshore drilling and other fossil fuel development and promote a clean energy future! We will gather just before noon for a non-hand holding lineup photo along the shore in solidarity with people around the globe on this day, calling for an end to offshore drilling! We look forward to seeing you out there.

When: 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm
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A Landmark Summer Experience at Landmark School in Beverly Massachusetts prepare students for success in the fall and beyond.

Beverly Library Spring Book Sale

Beverly Library hosts hosts their annual book sale and fundraiser
Our annual Friends' Spring Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, Saturday March 25 through Saturday, March 1. The sale will be open daily during regular library hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9AM-9PM; Fri.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10am for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician,...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Tuesday, March 28

Beverly Library Spring Book Sale

Beverly Library hosts hosts their annual book sale and fundraiser
Our annual Friends' Spring Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, Saturday March 25 through Saturday, March 1. The sale will be open daily during regular library hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9AM-9PM; Fri.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28

Wee Explorers at Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Stevens-Coolidge Place hosts a nature based outdoor programs for toddlers that encourages outdoor play and exploration!
To encourage outdoor play and exploration of the great outdoors, this nature-based toddler playgroup will combine themed guided play with opportunities for free time for children and their caregivers to peek under rocks, inspect tree bark for hiding bugs and explore the gardens. Held at Stevens-...
9:30 am to 10:30 am

Tuesday, March 28

Teen DIY: Lanyard Keychains

Teens are invited to Abbot Public Library for a fun afternoon of crafting their own keychain lanyards
Teens are invited to Abbot Public Library for a fun afternoon of crafting. Prepare for springtime with a summer camp favorite! Learn how to make a colorful keychain or zipper pull using plastic lacing.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Tweens and Teens Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons at Manchester Massachusetts Public Library
Led by our spirited visionary dungeonmaster, Asa B., this game will challenge you to use every wit in your wizardly (or elfin. Or trollish) bag of tricks. See you there! Join any time, just please be sure to register before you come. 
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28

Full STEAM Ahead

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Hamilton Wenahm Public Library focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
Kids today are the innovators of tomorrow! Experiment, Build & Explore at this STEAM-related program that will spark interest and engage creativity. Designed for children ages 6-12 years old. No Registration Necessary.
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29

Beverly Library Spring Book Sale

Beverly Library hosts hosts their annual book sale and fundraiser
Our annual Friends' Spring Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, Saturday March 25 through Saturday, March 1. The sale will be open daily during regular library hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9AM-9PM; Fri.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29

Nature Walk Wednesdays | Signs of Spring

Explore the explosion of awakening Spring life in vernal ponds with Naturalists from Mass Audubon
Miss Lisa invites you to join her for some family-friendly seasonal nature walks in the area. Together we will explore the salt marsh, the woods, and more. We will look for birds, mammals, and of course, mushrooms! We'll use our "science eyes" and "nature ears" and learn, play, and discover...
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Wednesday, March 29

Arts & Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Wednesday, March 29

LEGO Build at HW Library

Wednesdays are LEGO Build Days at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Imagine, Create & Build a LEGO Masterpiece! Children can work independently or with others at this drop-in program, with time to share their creations with the group at the end of each session.
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Wednesday, March 29

Kid Chess Meetup at APL

Kids can play clocked chess matches against each other each Wednesday at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead Massachusetts
Students of chess in grades 4-6 are invited to play each other using chess clocks after school on Wednesdays. Boards, pieces, and clocks will be provided, but not instruction. Children who already know the game and some moves may play against each other. Competing pairs have one half hour to play....
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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