Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).
Do you have a mini iron chef in your house? Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Buzz on down to our store for a super fun class featuring our new Bee Cookie Stamps! We’ll share one of our favorite from-scratch sugar cookie recipes and then roll out the dough into some fun shapes that are perfect for Easter Dessert. Call store to register.
Join us to learn how to use the Square Foot Garden method to make the most of the space in your veggie garden this year. Leave the training with a custom garden plan based on how much time you can spend in the garden and what you like to eat, so that you can enjoy more delicious, fresh, homegrown produce than ever before - with minimal waste!
Warmer spring weather means its sheep shearing time on the farm. But what to do with all that wool? Learn about the time honored tradition of wool felting. We’ll start by learning how to “card” the raw wool into soft fiber for spinning or felting. Afterwards, we’ll try our hand making twisted wool bracelets and felt balls to be used for farm-fun necklaces. Wool, wood beads and decorative string will be provided, but feel free to bring anything special of your own to add to your necklace. Afterwards meet our three woolly sheep and feed them a snack! Recommended for ages 6-9 but all are welcome.
Bring home a baby doll for your little one - handmade by you! Be creative, be inspired by Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, and other doll makers in training. Dolls are made from all natural materials, sweet, lightweight, and oh so soft for hugging. Basic sewing skills are all you need for this workshop. $35 workshop fee includes hands-on instruction and materials to make the doll. Fun, good conversation and refreshments are part of this gathering, too. The workshop will take place at the Gatehouse. Limited to 12 attendees, register soon! Adults only.
Learn how to make beautiful felted wool soap! Felted soap is not only beautiful, but also great for your skin and the environment! Wool is a natural exfoliate, and an antibacterial fiber, so you don’t need to worry about mold or mildew!
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm hosts a class for you and your baby! Our experienced Waldorf teachers will share with you information and helpful practices to better understand and care for your baby. Themes will include your new role as a parent, early developmental stages, warmth and how to dress your baby, healthy rhythm for the day, sleep and the foundational senses. Parents will learn lullabies and games to play with their babies.
Ipswich Museum hosts a a wire sculpting workshop. Learn the basics of working with this fun and simple medium with professional award winning artist Ryan Kelley. Teen and adult students will create mixed media sculptures with wire and found objects while learning to work with their hands in our 3D world!
Start a new maple sugaring tradition by renting your own sugaring bucket for yourself, your family, or as the perfect gift. Join our sugaring experts on Saturday, February 23, for a two-hour interactive program and experience this lovely New England tradition.
Spend some weekend time with others who are interested in science and wildlife, and get in touch with your "inner scientist!" You'll get a chance to meet live creatures, design something "green," or explore a new field in science.