Extreme Field Day for Kids events feature obstacle course races for children ages 4-15.
The course ranges in distances.
- 1/2 mile for children (4-5 yrs old)
- 1 mile for children (6-8 yrs old) and
- 1 1/2 miles for children (9-11yrs old) and
- 2 miles for children (12-14 yrs old)
Kids are encouraged to run in their age group, but if they are confident runners, by all means run a longer distance.
On this excursion kids will be ponding with Joppa Flats Education Center at Mill Pond in West Newbury! Come explore the pond habitat and learn about the creatures that live there! We will be exploring the edge of a pond with safe shore access using nets, scoopers, strainers, cups, bowls and spoons. We’ll examine the water, leaf litter and plants with hand lenses and magiscopes. We’ll walk along the edge of the meadow near the pond looking for signs of life and spotting birds. We’ll give out binoculars to all participants. Each participant will take home coloring packets!