Do fishers really fish? Why do some people call them fisher "cats"? Find answers to these questions and more as we take a look into the life of this crafty predator. We will begin our program by observing a fisher mount and learning about its life history. Then we'll hit the trails in search of fisher signs. Once we find a trail, we'll follow it to see if we can find a fisher food cache or perhaps a fisher itself!
Manchester Public Library invites young adults to a Weapons demonstration by Gaurd Up! Family Swordsmanship Inc. On Manchester's “half-day", kids will learn about sword history and techniques from medieval times through live demonstrations. Family Swordsmanship will share replicas of German long swords, Japanese swords, daggers and short swords. Participants will get to practice these sword fighting techniques against the Guard Up! staff using safe, practice swords.
Be prepared for peeper season this Spring! Learn about the temporary habitat of vernal ponds, what lives in them, why they are home to specialized woodland creatures and how to protect them. Live creatures will be displayed during the discussion, followed by an excursion into the park. Presented by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Ravenswood Park! Space is limited, so please pre-register!
The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club invites you to a presentation on the benefits of taking up astronomy! Come learn about the telescopes, how to use them and where to buy them. This presentation is geared toward the general public and is meant to be an orientation for first time astronomers or people who want to up their game.
Animal teeth and bones can tell us a lot about how the animal moved, how intelligent is was and even what kind of food they ate. At this family adventure, we’ll take a close-up look at the skulls and bones of animals to discover what kind of life the animal led and what made up its diet!
“Aurora Over the Silk Road” is an interactive workshop created and produced by teen siblings Yasmine and Anthony as the culmination of a homeschooling project. The brother-sister duo founded Yasmanth Inc. to take their presentation on tour around the country. This program is included with paid admission to the Children’s Museum and is free for museum members.
Come to Toad Hall Bookstore to learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England and around the world from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. Live local and exotic animals will be presented, and attendees will have the opportunity to see or handle these reptiles!
Please join us for the "Night Sky" as the Museum of Science brings their inflatable planetarium to City Hall. Kids can explore the night sky, learn about the stars nearby and get some useful tips for stargazing in the back yard. This program is for Children ages 6 and over. Please register. Space is limited.
Learn about all kinds of nocturnal animals and then meet a three-banded armadillo, a fruit bat, a chinchilla, a scorpion, an opossum, and a python. Ages 5 and up, 10:00. Sign up in person or by phone at 978-465-4428, ext. 235