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
BLUEBERRY DAY at Green
Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen from 10 am to 4 pm.
Celebrate our native blueberry at the
height of the season. Enjoy a special homemade blueberry dessert
served in the historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen along with a
demonstration of blueberry jam making from 11am-2pm. Desserts are
$4.00. Spend some time enjoying all that Green Briar has to offer.
Free admission to all.
PETER RABBIT'S ANIMAL DAY This annual event is a popular fun day for
families with young children. Come and enjoy live animal storytimes,
exhibits and activities with local environmental organizations, a
visit with Smokey the Bear, games and crafts, and personal
appearances by Peter Cottontail. New this year - “Science in the
Street” run by the Cambridge Science Festival is bringing their fun
hands-on interactive science activities to Animal Day. Bay Song, a
Cape Cod singing duo, will entertain with their fun and engaging
songs offered in a variety of musical styles, sure to get children
and adults up and moving. Free admission for all.
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
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. Does not meet in July &
Old Mother West Wind's
$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