Green Briar Nature Center & Jam
of the Thornton W. Burgess Society
"to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the
natural environment as taught in the writings of
conservationist and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess"
Our Summer Childrens Vacation Programs are now online and you may
register online for 3 or 5 days
per week starting February 1 for Peter Rabbits Friends (3-4)
Discoverers (5-6) and Explorers (7-9)
You can still register for classes for all ages
through 12) by
calling the office at
Vacation Programs at Green Briar
in Sandwich from 10 am -
Visit a number of lovely private home gardens in Sandwich at your
leisure anytime between 10am and 4pm. Light refreshments will be
served overlooking the Wildflower Garden at Green Briar. All
proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Society.
Our Garden Tour is part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Check
with the Society office for fees and details.
GARDEN TOURS -
TUESDAYS at 10:00am
Women – Wednesday Walking Club
1:00pm-3:30pm. Call the office to find
out which Wednesdays.
GARDEN LITERATURE CLUB
Meets at 2:15pm once a month. Call
office for book title.
WALKS FOR FAMILIES AND ADULTS
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.
FAMILY BIRDING AT THE EAST
SANDWICH GAME FARM
JOURNALING FOR FAMILIES with Mary Richmond
Saturdays, May 20, June 17, July
15, August 12, Sept. 16
WITH TENTS CAMP OUT AT GREEN BRIAR
Families are invited
to spend a summer overnight at Green Briar Nature Center.
July 1–2 or August 12-13
PRIVATE POND PADDLING:
CATCHING, FISH JUMPING TOURS BY CANOE
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond
your sight from the pond edge at Green Briar?
Mondays, July 3 – August 21 from
Fee is $75
MUSEUM INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING SCIENCE
Cape Cod Region
One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators
Making Waves: Exploring
Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry
JULY 10-14 2017 Summer Professional Development
EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: Growing Up WILD
Conducted by Burgess Society Education Director Mary Beers,
who is a Massachusetts DOE Professional Development Provider, this
fast paced workshop follows the inter-disciplinary curriculum guide
written for educators of children ages 3-7.
Guide available for an additional fee of $25.
21 from 8:30am-3:30pm
See Child Program page for
Burgess Book Club for Children
Meets (usually) the last Friday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm at Green Briar.
Please register for each month.
Mrs. Peter Cottontail
$5 per child to cover snack.
are invited to come and complete requirements for badges
and patches. Space is limited, so register early. OVERNIGHTS are
see Family Programs page for complete details
CRITTER CAPERS at Green
ANIMAL STORY TIMES at
Saturdays at 10:30am
Nature Walking Club
Wednesdays - call office
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess
By Christie Palmer Lowrance
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:
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