The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two. We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'. Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.
Miss Lisa of the Joppa Flats Education Center visits Amesbury Public Library each month for a 1 hour program focused on pre-schoolers! Participants will be engaged, excited, and learning about all kinds of things in nature. Each program is an hour long and includes hands-on activities, group role play, and fun take homes. Register for each program separately.
Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, come aboard the replica tall ship, Friendship of Salem, to explore and chat with a National Park Service Ranger!
Owls are fascinating birds that are well adapted to their night existence. Come learn about these creatures of our surrounding woods and learn how to call for an owl! There will be a short presentation about owls in our area, followed by an owl hooting experience; then a walk in search for them.
The 2014 YANKEE HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY at Maudslay State Park is slated to be better than ever with more activities for kids of all ages, more demonstrations on the main stage and a focus on having activities for family members ages 1-100! Check the page link below for stage performance artists & times, event times and a list of all participants.
Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 2, 2014, hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and FREE 90 harbor tours aboard local schooners including Schooner Fame , Schooner Ardelle and Sea Shuttle's Endeavour! Celebrate four centuries of Salem maritime history on Derby Wharf in Salem!
Dani Christopher, the ECGA Land Stewardship Coordinator, will give a presentation on ECGA's work with breeding ospreys in Essex County. We will hear about the famous osprey family on the platform near Farnham's in Essex, and learn about the citizen science project mapping ospreys and their nesting activity throughout the county.
Kids will learn about a variety of different animals from around the world at the Sawyer Free Library. The summer kickoff program with Creature Teachers will feature exotic animals up close and personal for children. Children will learn about the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live there. Ages 3 and up. Sign up online at the Children's Room website or call 978-281-9763 x 18
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).
At this time of the year, the night sky is in transition. Although the winter constellations are still on prominent display, they are slowly making their way offstage to the west. Meanwhile, the stars of early spring are entering from the east. What causes this seasonal variation, what are some of the better known stars and constellations, and what celestial treasures are there for you to enjoy through a telescope? This evening's program is intended to help you find out.