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Stop by as part of Joppa Flats to learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Living on the coast is a constant reminder of the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't it interesting that our mighty seas are also fragile and need protection? Come to Joppa Flats for a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. Find out where our seafood comes from, examine sand and sea shells from around the world, and participate in art activities and ocean-themed games. Learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
Teens will learn about Natural History, Ecology and Conservation at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.
Interesting hikes, natural history topics to explore, and real data-collection opportunities will all be based on your input and interests in this exciting club for teens. Get involved behind the scenes with Mass Audubon's conservation work.  We'll take one full-day field trip to connect with local organizations and learn more about environmental issues in our communities and how you can make a real difference. Meet other local teens who are passionate about nature, science, and taking care of our world. Past projects have included salamander monitoring, invasive plant pulling, wildlife tracking with trail cameras, water quality monitoring by canoe, and much more. Oh, and snacks are included!
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Where do insects go in the Winter?  Find out on this Wonder Walk at IRWS.
During the warmer months of the year, we see insects all around us. But don't be fooled--even in March insects are still with us in one form or another. Become an insect detective and join us for a few "buggy" activities inside, and then we will take a walk to search for hibernating and even some active insects.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
The Family Owl Prowl at Ipswich River Sanctuary is bound to be a good time!
People of all ages enjoy learning about owls, and many species of owls can be found in Massachusetts year-round. Come experience the excitement of an owl prowl as we take a night hike to look and listen for barred, great horned, and eastern screech-owls. Before we head out on our nocturnal adventure, we'll learn fun owl facts in our cozy Barn through hands-on activities and a slide show. We'll end our evening with an owl-hooting lesson!
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Sledding Hills and Slopes on Boston's North Shore of Massachusetts
When it snows, we love to slip and slide the afternoon away. It's always a lot of fun, and it's a great way to get out and explore some new places. Local parks, golf courses, schoolyards, libraries, parks and even the backs and sides of buildings. If it doesn't make sense to drive around in the car, break out the shovels and start making your own hill by forming huge pile of snow in your own yard!
Kids are invited to come learn about eagles at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!
The bald eagles are back along the Merrimack River, and we know where to find them! Join us at Joppa Flats, where we'll kick things off with some bagels and cream cheese while we learn about eagles and other birds of prey before we hit the road. We'll use recent sightings from our bird observation log, pass out binoculars and radios, and caravan out to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Deer Island, and Salisbury Beach State Reservation to seek out these majestic birds.
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
Cape Ann Farmers Market hosts their annual dinner and moviefeaturing 'The Hundred Foot Journey'
The Cape Ann Farmers' Market will be holding their annual fundraiser this year at the Cape Ann Community Cinema! Join them for a dinner and movie at the cinema featuring the film 'The Hundred Foot Journey', a movie about a feud between two adjacent restaurants in a small French town - one a Michelin starred formal dining restaurant, and the other operated by a recently relocated Indian family.  Come enjoy the community spirit, share a movie and a meal and help support the Farmer's Market.
Location: Cape Ann Community Cinema
Beverly MA Independent School. Pre-K to 8 grade Waldorf at Moraine Farm Open Classroom Tour
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 8:30 to 10:30, families of students entering grades 1-8 are invited to Waldorf School at Moraine Farm to learn more about Waldorf education. Parents and children can speak with teachers, parents and students, and experience for themselves some of the activities that enliven a Waldorf classroom. Observe Main Lesson being taught in Grades 1- 8. See our teachers make experiential learning a reality through music, movement, art, and nature. Tour begins at 8:30 am.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Spome of the kids that performed in Stage 284's Theater Workshop For Kids production of Madeline!
This program will explore performance through exciting themes that will get your kids up and exercising their imaginations. Through creative movement, writing, theater games, props, set and costume, character development and analysis, we will explore the art of drama from the ground up! Starting with Greek Theater and ending with an exploration of Modern Day Musicals, students will get a sense of the work it takes to create a play from start to finish. This hands-on session will culminate in a short performance for family and friends created by your children!
Location: Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham
Junior Sailing Program at Eastern Point Yacht Club
The mission of the EPYC Junior Programs is to develop in its participants an appreciation and love for being on the water through high quality teaching in a safe, fun and supportive environment. With some brand new boats and programs, there is something for everyone this summer at Eastern Point. From Harbor Mice to safe boating and a maritime adventure week, these programs complement our top notch learn to sail and race team programs. Early bird discounts apply to those enrolled by April 1st.
Location: Eastern Point Yacht Club

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