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The Thornton Burgess Society
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Family  Programs

~ONGOING~ drop in programs

CRITTER CAPERS at GREEN BRIAR

Drop in for a half-hour visit with a naturalist and one of the resident animals. Learn about life cycles, habits and habitats. Suitable for families with children ages 2 ½ and up.  Advance registration is not required.

FRIDAYS at 10:30am (year-round)  Members: Free    Non-members: $2 per person


BURGESS  STORY TIMES at GREEN BRIAR   - Drop by and join a Society naturalist for a lively story of “Peter Rabbit” and friends and a visit with one of the nature center’s resident animals. Suitable for families with children ages 2 ½ and up. Advance registration is not required.

Saturdays at 10:30am (Year-round)
Members: Free         Non-members: $2 per person


             ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING

FAMILY NIGHT WALKS ON THE FULL MOON


Saturday, April 4        Pink Moon      7:00pm
Thursday,  July 2        Buck Moon        8:00pm
Friday,  July 31        BLUE MOON        8:00pm
Saturday,  August 29    Sturgeon Moon    7:00pm
Sunday,  Sept. 27    Harvest Moon with  Total Lunar Eclipse 9:30pm
CLOUDY CANCELS


Join a Society Naturalist for a nighttime explore along the paths in the Briar Patch. Learn about animals adaptations and have fun with some nocturnal experiments.
(NOTE: September’s total lunar eclipse is unfortunately on a school night with eclipse beginning 9:12pm and ending 11:22pm.)

Members: Adult $4 Child $3 Family maximum $15
Non-members: Adult $5 Child $4 Family maximum $18



DISCOVERING TOGETHER Join a Society Naturalist for a great outdoor family explore here at Green Briar. Dress for the weather and come see what’s happening around the pond and along the Briar Patch trails. Fees below are per session.

Members: Adult $4    Child $3    Family maximum $15
Non-members: Adult $5    Child $4    Family maximum $18

Friday, April 24     2:00-3:30pm
Amphibian Romp: Learn about common Cape Cod springtime frogs, toads and salamanders. Be prepared for muddy feet.

Friday, July 3    2:00 - 3:30pm
Salanders and Snakes

Saturday, July 18    2:00 - 3:30pm
Frogs and Toads

Friday, Aug. 7    2:00 - 3:30pm
Totally Turtles

Saturday, Aug. 15    2:00 - 3:30pm

Going Buggy


FAMILY CANDY MAKING CLASSES

Member Family: $20 (per class)
Non-member Family: $25 (per class)

Families work together to prepare, cook and package up 2 quick and easy recipes to take home and enjoy. Children must be at least 6 years of age to participate in any kitchen class.

Sunday April 19     1:00-2:30pm
Butterscotch Birds Nests with Candy Eggs and Chocolate Cranberry Fudge


SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION Sunday, June 21    7:30pm

Take part in a firefly-lit hike through the Briar Patch then head back for a special Solstice Ceremony by campfire light to embrace the start of summer. Bring flashlights and bug spray. Wear long sleeves and long pants with socks over pant leg bottoms.
FEE: Members: Adult $4 Child $3 Family maximum $15
Non-members: Adult $5 Child $4 Family maximum $18




HAVE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY at Green Briar

Have a fun and educational birthday party at Green Briar. Choose from live animals, fairy houses, jam or candy making, canoeing, "arty" party, and more! We provide a one to two hour program with a naturalist with an additional hour allowed for "party" time. You provide all the party-related food and items. Fees vary with the program selected and are based on 10 participants. Additional fees are charged for additional participants. Parties are scheduled through the Education Department by calling 508-888-6870 or email mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org

 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870