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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, December 6           Cold Moon      6:00pm
Saturday, April 4                     Pink Moon      7:00pm


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.

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


WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Sunday,     December 21     6:00pm - 7:30pm


Take part in a Solstice Ceremony by firelight then head out for a short hike to embrace the longest night of the year. Bring flashlights.

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


THORNTON BURGESS BIRTHDAY STORY TIME

Saturday, JANUARY 17     10:30AM     Cost: $2.00 per person

Families are invited for a SPECIAL naturalist-led story time with live animals in honor of the 141st birthday of Sandwich native, author and conservationist, Thornton Waldo Burgess [1874-1965].   Each child will receive a paperback Burgess storybook.


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 in the winter woods. Fees below are per session.

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


Saturday, January 17     9:00-10:30am
Birds of the Briar Patch: Learn to identify common wintering Cape Cod birds by sight and sound.

Wednesday, February 18     2:00-3:30pm
Who’s Awake: Where have all the bugs gone? Do raccoons and skunks hibernate? Learn about common Cape Cod animals in winter.

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


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.

Monday, January 19     1:00-2:30pm
Chocolate Fudge and Chocolate Truffles


Monday February 16     1:00-2:30pm
Chocolate Truffles and Creamy White Marshmallow Fudge


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


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