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The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council

 

Children's Programs

February & April Vacation Programs

AGES 6-12     BURGESS BOOK CLUB 
Fridays 4:00-5:30pm

Going strong since 2010, this monthly program offers children the opportunity to share their thoughts, listen to others, learn about the animal subject of the month, explore outdoors and meet a live animal. Cost to cover refreshments is $2 per month.  
Click for the Book of the Month List.
 


BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS OPEN EVENT
Saturday, March 26     BUG Try It     2:00pm-4:00pm

Earn your Bug Badge while meeting some incredible live insects. Create a butterfly life cycle entirely from different kinds of macaroni and learn about the life cycles of lady bug, honey bee and other awesome bugs. Your troop leadership must provide the official badge, but we will cover all requirements you will need to earn the badge.
Fee: $12 per Scout
 


GIRLS IN SCIENCE (AGES 6-12)

This girlís only science program offers opportunities to design, do and discover. Each session is facilitated by Society Education Director Mary Beers. Mary has worked for the Burgess Society since 1987 and has a Masterís Degree in Education. She developed this program to engage and inspire girls through exciting hands-on opportunities. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 12 girls per session, so register early. Cost is $20.00 per girl for each Saturday session. Cost for Girlsí Overnight in April is $55.

The following Saturday Sessions for Girls in Science meet from 2:00-4:00pm.

MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND SOUND    February 20
This month continues our sensory exploration with the science of sound. Design and create the ultimate sound catcher. Explore ways to make new and different sounds and turn them into music.

WEATHER FACT AND FABLE    March 19
Raining cats and dogs? Seagull sitting on the sand - Itís never good weather when youíre on land. Are these sayings rooted in fact or fiction? Explore humidity, air pressure, wind speed and direction. Try to discover which weather sayings are actually true.

GIRLíS OVERNIGHT
6:00pm Friday, April 29 to 9:00am Saturday, April 30
Spend an evening exploring nocturnal animals and their adaptations for survival. How are nocturnal animals able to see in the dark? How do bats hunt insects by using sound? Share stories around the campfire and roast marshmallows for símores. Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Jam Kitchen before heading home.
Cost for this overnight session is $55.

 


Canoe Class


Tide Pool Class


Critter Capers


Craft Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

info@thorntonburgess.org

Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508.888.6870