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Venue:Drumlin Farm
Dates:Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hours:10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
groundhog day  climate action day drumlin farm photoJoin us on Groundhog Day (Saturday, February 2) to dig into the science of climate and weather!

How has our New England climate changed and what can we do to help? Weather and climate activities will take place throughout the day, focusing on simple things families can do to make a difference. Hot cocoa will be provided!

Families will also have the chance to see Drumlin's very own Ms. G, the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts. Watch her make a prediction about the weather in the coming months—will we have 6 more weeks of winter or will we get an early spring?

Featured Activities:
Learn the forecast for spring’s arrival from our woodchuck weather expert at 10:00 am (encore at 11:15 am)

Visit with more of our resident wildlife and farm animals, learning about winter tracking, and explore the trails

Make some winter crafts to take home

Investigate our local climate with Don McCasland of Blue Hills Observatory & Science Center

Purchase produce grown at Drumlin Farm

Learn about how climate change impacts hibernating species in New England

Special guests will include former WBZ-TV meteorologist Mish Michaels and the Wellesley school students who joined Mass Audubon in submitting the bill to the Massachusetts state legislature to declare Ms. G the Official State Groundhog. The bill was successfully enacted into law and signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on July 31, 2014.

$9 adults and teens
$6 children 2–12 and seniors
Free for Mass Audubon members

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This special event is free with paid admission to the wildlife sanctuary of $9 adults and teens; $6 children 2–12 and seniors, and free for Mass Audubon members.




South Great Road, Lincoln, MA map
Phone: (781) 259-2200

From the north and south: Take Rt I-95 north or south to exit 26 (Rt 20, Weston/Waltham). Follow signs for Rt 20 east. At the second traffic light, take a left and follow signs for Rt 117. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Rt 117 west. Follow Rt 117 west for 4.5 miles and the sanctuary is on the left.

From the east and west: Take Rt 2 east or west to Rt 126 (Walden Pond, Framingham). Turn onto Rt 126 south (Walden Pond) and follow for 2.5 miles to the intersection of Rt 126 and Rt 117. Take a left onto Rt 117 east and the sanctuary is one mile ahead on the right.

By public transportation: Take the MBTA commuter rail to Lincoln Station. Walk south one block on Lincoln Road. Cross Codman Road and continue south on Lincoln Rd to the intersection with Rt 117. Cross Rt 117, turn left and enter Drumlin Farm through the wall onto the grass path.

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5-starGreat Excuse to Get Outside
On a 30-something-degree February day with traces of snow still covering the ground, it can be easy to want to go somewhere indoors. This even at Drumlin Farm was the perfect excuse to get outside though. Going in and out of the barns and the Farm Center Building made it easy to enjoy the outdoors, warm up and then go out again. Also the event was well planned with a second showing of the groundhog so all children were able to see it, and an adorable groundhog kids craft. We've been to Drumlin Farm for a few events but this was my favorite yet.


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