Wednesday Afternoon Programs
Many Wednesdays during the summer we will be meeting at the Museum from 1-4pm to learn about different topics. Programs are designed for small groups, registration is limited to 15 children per session.
July 20: Exploring Freshwater Ecosystems at Washburn Park
We’ll be exploring vernal pools, woods and bogs. We’ll spend the afternoon looking at plants and soils, netting amphibians and fish, and looking for birds and signs of other types of wildlife.
July 27: An Introduction to Our Coastal Birds
A naturalist with MA Fish and Wildlife will be giving us a presentation on shore birds of our area. We will be able to hear first-hand from one of the naturalists, how they’ve been helping to improve the nesting habitat for the Roseate Terns of our area. Then we will be taking a trip to Bird Island, courtesy of Marion Harbormaster’s office and lead naturalist, Carolyn Mostello.
August 3: Summer Star Lab
Explore summer constellations with the Museum's Star Lab portable planetarium. We will have the opportunity to work with the Star Lab instructor to learn to identify some of the features of our nighttime summer skies.
August 10: Children's Nature Journaling Workshop
Learn the art of observation with Artist and Naturalist Tricia Cassidy. This is a great way to introduce the students to the world of journaling. We will make a small sketch book and then go outside to learn different ways to observe and draw from nature.
August 17: Making Artwork from Nature
During this program we'll collect interesting objects during our hike around town, and then use them to create our own masterpieces.