This Breakheart Reservation program is for the younger set. This is a basic introduction to the forest and a short hike to acclimate children to the outdoors. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for children 5 years and up. Meet at: Visitor Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus. Tel. (781) 233-0834
Spring is finally upon us! Learn about what happens in the spring and explore all the changes taking place in the park with the interpreter guiding this experience of discovery. We will walk around 1.5 miles. Trails can be muddy.
Kids are invited to Cape Ann Art Haven for for a new crafting experience! Paint an egg shaped buoy for Easter! All materials are included. Free for all ages. Please wear clothing that could be stained. This is not a drop-off event.
What makes a fish a fish? Learn about all of the shapes and sizes of local fish and discover how form follows function. Create your own unique newly-discovered species and make a fish print to take home. Feel free to bring your own light-colored T-shirt to print on! For kids ages 6-10.
Discover one of Gloucester's most vital ecosystems - the salt marsh. Learn about all of the wildlife that depend on it for survival, and investigate its importance for coastal communities. Get up close with some salt marsh flora and fauna, and play a game to learn more about what it take. For kids ages 6-10.
You may have seen whales if you've been on a whale watch, but have you ever touched their baleen or seen what they eat? Learn all about whale behaviors and observe their food source under our microscopes. Create your own unique whale tail design to take home! For kids ages 6-10.
Take a look at some of the oxygen producers of the ocean as we explore seaweed. Learn about its importance as a habitat and food source, and how humans use it every day. Explore what lives beneath Maritime Gloucester's docks and make your own algae press to take home! For kids ages 6-10.
Earth is alive! Oceans are full of millions of fish and other marine life, forests and marshes are home to countless more species. Where do you find yourself gravitating to? Celebrate our living world — and the aspects you wish to protect most — by creating your own collage. Then, take a moment to share on the white board what you most want to protect in this world.