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The Thornton Burgess Society
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Massachusetts Cultural Council

 

Children's Programs

SUMMER VACATION PROGRAM LINKS AT
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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.
 


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.

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 s’mores. Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Jam Kitchen before heading home. Cost is $30 per girl

SUMMER NATURE JOURNALING CLUB      AGES 8-12
4 Saturday Sessions from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Explore WILD places with Naturalist , Author and Illustrator Mary B. Richmond in search of interesting animals and plants to record in your journal. Learn about animal and plant adaptations, habits and habitats. Dress for wet and muddy conditions. Bring a hat, snack and water bottle. Field Journals provided.
Members $20      Non-members $30 per session

July 11    Meets at Green Briar
July 25   Meets at Green Briar for canoeing on pond
August 8     Meets at Game Farm lower lot through gate
August 22   Meets at Game Farm lower lot through gate

FAIRY HERB GARDEN       AGES 6-12
Create an Herb Fairy-themed container garden. Use natural materials for decoration. Collect natural objects from along the forest path. Add basil, thyme and parsley plants to brighten up your arrangement. Cost of materials included. Siblings may work together on one garden or create their own - fee priced accordingly.
Pre-registration is required.

Monday August 10 9:00-11:00am
Members $25 Non-members $30


GIRLS IN SCIENCE       AGES 6-12
Join Society Education Director Mary Beers for girl’s only science discovery days. Explore, examine, experiment, design and construct.
Pre-registration is required.
Cost is $15.00 per girl for two-hour sessions and $20 per girl for Fetch session.

CSI SCIENCE SESSION:  $15.00
Wednesday, July 1 2:00-4:00pm
Practice your powers of observation, examine fascinating fingerprint patterns and explore color chromatography. Solve the mystery using clues and working with “evidence”.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT SESSION:  $15.00
Wednesday, July 8 2:00-4:00pm
Work together to design and create newspaper towers, paper bridges and a roller coaster for a marble race.

FETCH SCIENCE SESSION:  $20.00
Wednesday, July 22 1:00-4:00pm
Earn a Ruff Ruffman Patch by completing exciting activities from the PBS Science Show. Design your own ice cream flavor, high flying kite and wind powered car.

LINKS TO APRIL PROGRAMS

PETER RABBITS FRIENDS  AGES 4-5

DISCOVERERS  AGES 6-8

EXPLORERS   AGES 9-12

LINKS TO SUMMER PROGRAMS

PETER RABBITS FRIENDS  AGES 4-5

DISCOVERERS  AGES 6-8

EXPLORERS   AGES 9-12


 


Canoe Class


Tide Pool Class


Critter Capers


Craft Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508.888.6870