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Kids will learn about how animals learn through play at Joppa Flats Education Ce

Preschoolers will Imagine, Sing the Learn about animal groups in this session! This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

 

Learn wood shop basics at this PEM workshop!

PEM hosts a Saturday workshop to teach families the basics of wood working! Teacher, woodworker and jack-of-all-trades “Handy Tam” shows you how to hammer, clamp, saw and paint your own wooden creations in the create space in the museum.

 

Kids pre-k through grade 5 will love the engaging, interactive and fun April Vac

Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2015. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5.  These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project.  Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!

 

Kids will learn about Jelly Fish at Maritime Gloucester!

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about Jelly Fish - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! Did you know that a lion’s mane jelly can have tentacles over 100 feet long?  Found in every ocean, from the dark depths to the sunny surface, jellies are absolutely amazing animals!

 

This workshop for kids ages 5-10 at Maritime Gloucester focuses on Plankton!

Maritime Gloucester and Cape Ann Art Haven invite kids ages 5-10 to a S.E.A. (Science Explorations through Art) workshop during vacation week session focusing on Plankton - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! What kinds of living things float in Gloucester Harbor?  What tiny sea creatures move with the current or hide in the seaweed? 

 

Kids will learn all about fish food chains at  Maritime Gloucester during April

Maritime Gloucester and Cape Ann Art Haven invite kids ages 5-10 to a S.E.A. (Science Explorations through Art) workshop during vacation week session focusing on Fish Food Chains - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! What kinds of living things float in Gloucester Harbor?  What tiny sea creatures move with the current or hide in the seaweed?  During this science and art program, mornings will be spent at Cape Ann Art Haven, and afternoons will be spent at Maritime Gloucester. 

 

Kids will learn about the fish around Gloucester at this April Vacation Program!

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session where they'll learn about the local fish that live in the waters arond Gloucester - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation!. What types of fish live in Gloucester?  How do fishermen catch fish?

 

Kids will learn about gulls at this Maritime Gloucester April Vacation Program!

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about gulls - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation!. How many types of gulls are commonly found in Gloucester Harbor?  Learn all about the seabirds from Cape Ann and beyond!

 

Come to the Parker River National Wildlife Reserve for a free showing of the Pix

Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on a Spring  afternoon to watch a great FREE film on the big screen in the comfort of the visitor center auditorium!  Wall-E (Single-Disc Edition) () is the story of a trash compacting robot tasked to help clean up the mess left behind on Earth by humans after a planet-wide evacuation due to overpopulation and pollution. Come join Wall•E on his mission, that leads him to a companion who aids him in bringing humans back to Earth to restore the environment.

 

MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!  In this

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

Location: MIT Museum

 

Kids will be able to meet Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat at the

Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat will be visiting the Children's Museum of New Hampshire to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading via the Books Alive program.  At this Books Alive event, museum staff will be reading Curious George stories by Margret and Hans “H.A.” Rey throughout the day. The friendly costumed monkey character, accompanied by the Man with the Yellow Hat, will be popping in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five, and pose for photos.

 

The EarthPort Film Festival raises awareness of our rapidly changing climate.

The Firehouse Center for the Arts invites you to the 2015 Earth Port Festival - a collection OFshort films that create, discover, inspire, catalyze or document environmental action. This year’s festival includes eight short films from the USA, Canada, and Australia, ranging from 3 to 20 minutes, covering stories from an animated Arctic fable to an Iraqi activist restoring marshlands in his native land; from an action to stop the Keystone XL pipeline to a young couple farming the land and building community in Whitefield, ME. Though not formally rated, the festival is recommended for a PG audience.

 

Tour the WWII era observation tower at Halibut Point State Park.

Have you ever seen the view from the artillery fire control tower at Halibut Point? On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire and Mt. Agamenticus in Maine. Join the park interpreter for a guided tour of the tower and learn what it was used for many years ago. View the ocean and distant land forms from high above the quarry with binoculars.

 

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focu

Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.

 

Find out the story behind the granite at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!

Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A rock is not a thing but a drama, it can teach us about the great unifying science and the unique geology of Cape Ann. Rocks can tell us a lot about how the landscape was formed and the geology of Cape Ann tells us great stories, all visible at Halibut Point. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

 

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