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Sensational Seed Dispersal 10/3-New Boston

Hike along the wetland paths and collect a variety of seeds such as acorns, exploding jewelweed, billowing milkweed, and barbed cocklebur just to name a few. Students will discuss the main seed dispersal methods – water, wind, animal and mechanical. Mark your calendars! When: Tuesday, October 3 Time: 10:00AM – Noon Fee: Fee: $6 per child, […]

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Nature Danger at Crosswinds 9/5-New Boston

Visit the darker side of the Marsh. Through discussion and a hike, students will look at some of the poisonous plants (poison ivy, nightshade) and venomous animals (massasauga rattlesnake, stinging insects, spiders) found at Crosswinds. They will also look at organisms such as ticks and mosquitoes that can indirectly cause discomfort or harm through the […]

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Learn About Edible Plants 6/6-New Boston

Take a hike along trails and discuss plants that have been used by Native Americans for centuries and some that are still used to make foods today. Participants will take home fun recipes that can be created from plants found in their own neighborhoods. Mark your calendars! When: Tuesday, June 6th Time: 10:00 AM to […]

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Student Scientist 5/2-New Boston

Learn how to conduct population surveys and collect data while actually monitoring populations of birds (sight & sound), terrestrial insects (hand netting and ground survey plots), dragonflies (take photos to include in “Dragonfly Watch” survey), frogs (sound) and plants (survey plots). Students will be provided with a scientific notebook to take home. When: Tuesday, May […]