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

 

Children's Programs

AGES 6-12     BURGESS BOOK CLUB 
Fridays 4:00pm-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.
 BOOK CLUB DOES NOT MEET IN JULY AND AUGUST.
Click for the Book of the Month List.
 


WINTERY FAIRY GARDEN                           AGES 6-12
Monday January 19 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Create a Fairy-themed garden in a small container to bright up a winter room. Use bits of moss and other natural things found on a woodland hike and tiny decorations. Cost of materials included. Siblings may work together on one garden or create their own - fee priced accordingly.
Members $25 Non-members $30


GIRLS IN SCIENCE                                         AGES 6-12

Although based upon Brownie or Junior Scout Badges, the programs listed below are open to girls in or outside Scouting. Join Society Education Director Mary Beers for science discovery days and even an overnight science camp. All girls receive a special patch upon completion of any full program. A completion certificate will be given to Girl Scouts wishing to obtain official badges from Troop Leadership Teams.
Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15.00 per girl for Saturday sessions and $30 for the overnight camp.

SCIENTIST SESSION
Saturdays, January 31 or February 14      2:00-4:00pm
Complete awesome experiments to learn the science behind static electricity, density, carbon dioxide gas, slime and Oobleck. Practice your powers of observation, examine fascinating finger print patterns and explore color chromatography. Work together to design and create structures including a roller coaster capable of sending a marble on a timed journey along the wall. Cost is $15.00 per girl

NATURALIST SESSION
Saturdays, March 28 or April 11        2:00-4:00pm
Learn more about the outdoors through direct exploration and hands-on activities. Meet awesome live animals, learn about local habitats, work with scientific tools to explore amazing plants and discover ways you can help protect the local environment. Cost is $15.00 per girl

OVERNIGHT SCIENCE
Friday April 24 to Saturday April 25      6:00pm-9:00am
Spend an evening exploring habitats and looking for signs of nocturnal animals out along the trails. Learn about their special adaptations including sensory and coloration. Share stories around the campfire and roast marshmallows for símores. Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Jam Kitchen before heading home. Cost is $30 per girl


LINKS TO MORE PROGRAMS

PETER RABBITS FRIENDS  AGES 4-5

DISCOVERERS  AGES 6-8

EXPLORERS   AGES 9-12

 


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