North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

YMCA health club membership voted best fitness club for families northshore Bost

Unplug, Reconnect, Family Membership at the Y!

The YMCA builds healthy families! Become a YMCA family member and receive one free program for the Fall I Session. (UP TO A $99 VALUE)!*

 

Learn about sea birds while whale watching aboard the Prince of Whales!

This is a whale watch with a birding twist! Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center has teamed up with Newburyport Whale Watch, to create this birding whale watch. This program focuses on seabirds, but we plan on seeing and learning about marine mammals as well. Onboard the Captains Lady III, we will look for concentrations of birds such as storm-petrels, shearwaters, gannets, jaegers, terns, and phalaropes. Dave Larson from the Joppa Flats Education Center will join the Captains Lady III marine mammal naturalists onboard to help spot and narrate bird sightings.

 

Corn Maze North Shore

Who knew you could have so much fun getting lost in acres and acres of corn? Navigate your way through these cool corn stalk mazes at these local farms in eastern Massachusetts! Be sure to call for times, availability and special event information, such as flashlight tours and haunted tours.

 

Independent Secondary School Fair. Meet representatives from boarding day school

Independent schools are welcoming communities that nurture students, have exceptional teachers and offer tremendous opportunities. The Independent School Fair at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA is an opportunity for families and students to meet with representatives from private schools, including day schools in the Boston area and boarding schools around New England. If you are considering the possibility of an independent school for your child for the Fall of 2015, now is the time to start looking. Attend and use this unique opportunity to meet with a number of schools under the same roof, meet representatives and gather information from boarding and day schools in New England and beyond.

All families interested in independent secondary schools are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event.

 

Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2014 Best Education North Shore Children

Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.

 

The 2014 Marini Farm Corn Maze "Spookly Brings a World of Smiles" tells the tale

The 2014 Marini Farm Corn Maze "Spookly Brings a World of Smiles" tells the tale of Spookly the square pumpkin - a tale with a strong anti-bullying message! Take the challenge of finding your way throughthe maze with your frinde ans and enjoy lots of fun activities afterwards! There are hayrides, a jumping pillow, giant inflatables, a funky pumpkin trace, a corn house, an apple cannon, a mini maze for the little ones, a rope maze and more!

Location: Marini Farm

 

Shore Country Day School, Beverly MA. Private School North of Boston Massachuset

This past spring, the long-awaited Omniglobe® arrived in the Center for Creativity at Shore Country Day School. This 48” interactive globe projects incredible imagery of the earth, such as:

 

Programs for kids and teens at North Shore Community College, Danvers, Beverly,

North Shore Community College is offering a variety of creative, fun classes for kids in grade K-8 beginning October 18th. Find a variety of fun courses for curious kids at NSCC Kids to College program.

 

Brookwood School Sustainability Fair 2014

Brookwood School in Manchester, MA, is proud to present the 8th Annual Sustainability Fair on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event theme of this year's fair is "Gardening: Habitats Around Us" and promises to be an exciting day that is sure to educate, inspire and involve.

 

Tour the Choate House on this guided exploration of Choate Island

Enjoy one stunning view after the next as we explore Choate Island, a drumlin that is part of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, an island-studded patchwork of salt marsh and tidal creeks located in Essex Bay. During this guided tour, participants will walk a spectacular network of carriageways and footpaths that link cobbled beaches and grassy fields with forested hillsides and historic buildings.

 

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! Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit organization fighting every day to end childhood hunger in America. Join us for this special cookie-decorating event. ($5 donation) - all proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength! All ages are welcome to help us support this great cause.

 

Celebrate the Coast at Joppa Flats Education Center with your Family!

Families participating in our Plum Island COASTSWEEP beach cleanup on September 13, or just looking for a day of fun outdoor/indoor activities, are invited to flyby to celebrate our coast! Handle live tide pool animals from our 110-gallon touch tank, or go on a guided salt marsh walk.

 

Family Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and

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).

 

Come explore IRWS and see it's creatures preparing for the change of seasons

Monarch butterflies are feeding along their migration routes. Plants are still flowering and dispersing seeds, insects and spiders are laying eggs, and the forest is abuzz with activity. Using sweep nets and hand lenses, we will investigate field and forest, determine air temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket, explore life under a log, and much more.

 

CoastSweep will be targeting Plum Island for two days in September 2013

As part of COASTSWEEP 2014, Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge encourage volunteers to come to Plum Island and help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean. COASTSWEEP is the annual statewide cleanup of Massachusetts coastal and riverine environments. Over more than 20 years, COASTSWEEP has engaged thousands of volunteers in cleaning hundreds of miles of shoreline and riverbanks.

 

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