"to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment"

Green Briar Nature Center  Green Briar Jam Kitchen East Sandwich Game Farm

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The Thornton Burgess Society
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Massachusetts Cultural Council
 

   

About us. . .

The Thornton W. Burgess Society is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to carry on the pioneering conservation work of author/naturalist Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965). Mr. Burgess, who was born and grew up in Sandwich, MA., went on to achieve national and international recognition for his children’s stories that teach lessons of conservation and love of wildlife.

Over 170 books and 15,000 stories by Burgess chronicle the tales of Peter Rabbit and his animal friends, including Jimmy Skunk, Grandfather Frog, Johnny Chuck, Sammy Jay, Reddy Fox, Hooty Owl and many others. Through these engaging stories, generations of young people have learned about the natural world and have developed an understanding of the importance of conservation of our natural resources.

The Thornton W. Burgess Society operates the Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen at 6 Discovery Hill Road (off Rte. 6A) in East Sandwich, and the East Sandwich Game Farm.  The Thornton W. Burgess Museum in Sandwich Village is now permanently closed to the public.


Events 


AN EVENING FOR GREEN BRIAR 
The Thornton W. Burgess Society presents
“AN EVENING FOR GREEN BRIAR” on
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 from 5:30pm-9:00pm
The Pilot House at the Sandwich Marina
Cocktail Hour with Wine and Hors d’oeuvres
Live Music for Dancing
Buffet including Gluten Free and Vegetarian Dishes
~ Silent and Live Auctions ~
Tickets: $75 per person may be purchased by calling 508-888-6870
Proceeds from this important fundraiser benefit
the educational programs of the Burgess Society.


Upcoming Events

Child  Programs  
See Child Program page for
full details

Burgess Book Club for Children   Ages 6-12

Meets last Friday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm at Green Briar.  Please register for each month.   

September    The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver

 $2 per child to cover snack.


Scouting Programs
Registration required
508-888-6870

Troops are invited to come and complete requirements for badges and patches. Space is limited, so register early. OVERNIGHTS are booking now.


Family  Programs
see Family Programs page for complete details
CRITTER CAPERS at Green Briar Fridays at 10:30am

ANIMAL STORY TIMES at GREEN BRIAR   at 10:30am


Adult Programs
Registration required
508-888-6870

Nature Walking Club
Wednesdays  - call office for info
508-888-6870


 

News

New - just released

Nature's Ambassador
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess

By Christie Palmer Lowrance

Nature's Ambassador 

Book Reviews



Bird Kit

Education Kits are now available to be loaned (free of charge) to educators for a 2 week period.  The topics available are:  Birds, Mammals, Honey Bees, Endangered Species, Herps, Rocks & Minerals, Seashore Life, Dinosaurs & Fossils and Plants.


PLAN YOUR OWN PRIVATE JAM CLASS:  

Jam Class

Get together a group of 6 or more friends for your own private jam class.  Call the office for details  508-888-6870  Mary or Andrea - or - join one of our regularly scheduled adult or family jam workshops.  Jam Workshops


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Around the Pond
by Mary Beers
Director of Education

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508.888.6870