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4th Graders - Every Kid in a Park PassOnline, Free
Fri, September 2, 2016  -  Fri, September 1, 2017   
President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.
2017 DCR MassParks PassMassachusetts, $$
Sun, January 1, 2017  -  Sun, October 1, 2017   
The Massachusetts DCR ParksPass provides unlimited day-use parking at state park facilities that charge a parking fee. This is a great value and a fun incentive to enjoy our expansive park system.
Explore Gore Place on Snowshoes!Waltham, $
Tue, January 3, 2017  -  Fri, March 31, 2017   
Parents and children can explore the 50 acre Gore estate on snowshoes! Both adult and children sizes available. Just $5 kids and $10 adults per pair per hour.
Snowshoeing @ Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Tue, January 3, 2017  -  Fri, March 31, 2017   
Come and snowshoe the 50 acres of open terrain at Gore Place in Waltham. Snowshoe rentals are available for toddlers through adults. Children will enjoy the Story Trail as part of their winter adventure!
Fee Free National Parks DaysMassachusetts, Free
Mon, January 16, 2017  -  Sun, November 12, 2017   
One of five Fee Free days/periods at National Parks, Forests & Wildlife refuges. Enjoy free admission to several Massachusetts parks today.
Fun with Animal Footprints and SignsNatick, $
Sat, January 28, 2017  -  Sat, March 18, 2017   
Have you wondered what animal made those tracks? Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.
Animal Tracking at BroadmoorNatick, $
Sat, January 28, 2017  -  Sun, March 5, 2017   
Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.
PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration Winter Child/Adult ProgramNewton, $$
Tue, January 31, 2017  -  Tue, March 14, 2017   
Get your little one outdoors and exploring with PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration throughout the New England winter! Discover active winter animals, practice chickadee calls, or dig for worms!
Somerville Maple Syrup Boil DownSomerville, Free
Sat, March 4, 2017   
Community members of all ages are invited to watch and learn as sap from local sugar maple trees is boiled down into pure maple syrup.
Maple Sugaring CelebrationMarshfield, $
Sat, March 4, 2017  -  Sat, March 4, 2017   
Explore the history of sugar maple tree tapping and the science of sap, and sample syrup with silver dollar pancakes! Preregistration required. Plan to stay 1.5 hours.
PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature in your BackyardNewton, $
Sun, March 5, 2017  -  Sun, March 5, 2017   
PUDDLESTOMPERS™ Nature in your Backyard class is a new offering geared towards adding exploration into your home! Made for 4-7 year olds, our weekend schedule is sure to fit your needs!
Moonlight Walk For WoodcockBridgewater, $
Sat, March 11, 2017  -  Sat, March 11, 2017   
After a harsh winter, it's hard to believe that spring will ever come again! Join Manomet and Wildlands Trust in enjoying one of the first signs of spring: the epic display of the American Woodcock!
Backyard and Beyond: Butterfly Seed BombsActon, $
Wed, March 15, 2017  -  Wed, March 15, 2017   
We’ll be making seed bombs filled with native milkweed seed and other flowers butterflies love. Bring your seed bomb home, toss it into a sunny spot, and grow!
Animal Tracking at Broadmoor (Adults)Natick, $
Sat, March 18, 2017  -  Sat, March 18, 2017   
Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.
Backyard and Beyond: Nature Journaling – Signs of the SeasonActon, $
Sat, March 18, 2017  -  Sat, March 18, 2017   
Explore the natural world through science, art, and writing. We’ll be making nature journals and then taking them on a nature walk through the Great Hill conservation land.
Backyard and Beyond: Listening WalkActon, $
Wed, March 29, 2017  -  Wed, March 29, 2017   
What types of sounds do you think you’ll hear in the forest this time of year? We'll make predictions and then go on a nature walk to see what we hear!
Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week: Grades K-5Natick, $
Tue, April 18, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands.
Permaculture and HugelkulturBoxford, $
Sun, April 30, 2017  -  Sun, April 30, 2017   
Hugels are an adaptable and buildable method of sustainable gardening. Join us in building a hugel for the ifarm garden, and learn how you can use this technique in your own garden.
Nara Summer Family CampoutActon, $$$
Fri, June 9, 2017  -  Sat, June 10, 2017   
Nara Summer Family Campout For campout details visit www.acton-ma.gov/register Program #1091 TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST PREREGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED TO BE BROUGHT ON PREMISES
Nara Summer Family CampoutActon, $$$
Fri, June 9, 2017  -  Sat, June 10, 2017   
Nara Summer Family Campout TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST PREREGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 Online registration begins February 10, 2017 Mail-In Registration is Also Available Call 978.929.6640 Ext. 0 or e-mail: [email protected]
South End Garden TourBoston, $$
Sat, June 17, 2017  -  Sat, June 17, 2017   
This year's South End Garden Tour will feature a mix of public and private spaces including private back yards, front gardens, roof deck gardens, community gardens, and neighborhood 'pocket parks.'
Nara Summer Family CampoutActon, $$
Thu, June 22, 2017  -  Fri, June 23, 2017   
A family over night summer camping experience at Nara Park in Acton, MA.. For more Campout Details Visit our website: WWW.ACTON-MA.GOV/REGISTER Program #1091
Nara Fall Family Camp OutActon, $$
Fri, September 22, 2017  -  Sat, September 23, 2017   
Nara Fall Family Camp Out Friday, September 22 , 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturday Morning NARA PARK IS LOCATED AT 25 LEDGE ROCK WAY, ACTON, MA 01720 NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED TO BE BROUGHT ON PREMISES


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