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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 ˝ 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 ˝ and up. Advance registration is not required.
Saturdays at 10:30am (Year-round)
Members: Free         Non-members: $2 per person


POND LIFE DISCOVERY STATION
Come explore pond life at our Drop-In Discovery Station along the shore of the Smiling Pool. Look for dragonfly or damselfly nymphs, water boatmen, back swimmers and other aquatic insects using dip nets and magnifiers. Discover fascinating facts about our native freshwater turtles and frogs as you hunt along the shoreline. 
TUESDAYS - Life of Native Frogs and Toads
THURSDAYS - Pond Turtles and Insects

JULY 5 through AUGUST 25 Drop in from 1:00-3:00pm FREE TO ALL


PRIVATE POND PADDLING:
TURTLE CATCHING, FISH JUMPING TOURS BY CANOE
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond your sight from the pond edge at Green Briar?  Would you like to explore the secret coves and corners while being steered and schooled by a staff naturalist?  Reserve your 1.5 hour private tour in our stable canoe-catamaran for up to 8 people any Wednesday afternoon 3:30 - 5:30pm from June 29 - August 24 (Excluding Aug. 10).  All equipment is provided including life vests, capture nets and trays. Suitable for ages 3 and up with adult.   Fee is $75


WALKS ON THE FULL MOON
Join a Society naturalist for a nighttime hike along trails and pond edge as we search for sight or sound of creatures of the dusk and dark.  Practice your screech owl call or fox bark.  Listen for cricket chirps to count and calculate the air temperature.  Expand your hearing with homemade sound catchers. Each walks last approximately 1.5 hours. Suitable for ages 4 and up.    Pre-registration is required.

Members: Adult $4 Child $3 (Family Maximum $15)
Non-members: Adult $5 Child $4 (Family Maximum $18)

Tues July 19 Forest to Shores of Hoxie Pond Game Farm 7:00pm
Thur. Aug. 18 Illuminated - From Fungi to Glow Worm Briar Patch 7:00pm
Fri. Sept. 16 Trail to Talbot’s Point Hike Game Farm 6:30pm
 

SUMMER SCIENCE EXPLORATIONS
Join our education staff for a fun-filled science-themed program for families with children ages 4 and up.  All materials are provided.  Pre-registration is required.

Members: Adult $4 Child $3 (Family Maximum $15)
Non-members: Adult $5 Child $4 (Family Maximum $18)

Monday August 8:  Blow Ups: Bubbles & Rockets 3:00-4:30pm

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