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Kindred Spirits: Where the Water Falls, Flows, and Slows - Diving Into Watersheds
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Kindred Spirits: Where the Water Falls, Flows, and Slows - Diving Into Watersheds

Everything on Earth needs water to survive. Water affects every part of the land on which it moves through, whether it’s immediate or over thousands of years. A harmony between water and land is established, creating vital resources that intertwine with one another. These resources are found in a watershed. Come learn about what a watershed is, the ways water moves and interacts with the land, and why our role in our watershed is so important! Learn about the local region’s watersheds and be ready to go on a river exploration as we hike to the banks of the South Branch of the Saxtons River! Nets and containers to catch aquatic critters will be provided, just bring your rain boots and a smile!

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Mighty Acorns Club: The Journey of a Water Droplet
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Mighty Acorns Club: The Journey of a Water Droplet

Where does rain, snow, and ice come from? When rain, snow, and ice fall from the sky, where does the water go? Bring your imagination to take a journey as a water droplet! Water is very important to us and all other life on our planet. Come learn about the water cycle and what a watershed is. Enjoy a story reading and create your own watershed model to see for yourself how a watershed works! Plus, don’t forget to bring your rain boots and be ready to get wet as we go on a stream exploration!

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Mighty Acorns Club: Pollinators - Nature’s Small and Powerful Superheroes!
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Mighty Acorns Club: Pollinators - Nature’s Small and Powerful Superheroes!

Do you like apples, cucumbers, grapes, tomatoes, carrots, mangos, green beans, peppers, strawberries … ? If you like these, and many other fruits and vegetables, you can thank pollinators! Pollinators are true super heroes that help us and nature have the foods that us and other animals rely on. Often, we think of honey bees and bumblebees as the only pollinators, but there are many more that make up the super hero force of pollinators! Come learn about theses many pollinators, how pollination happens, and what you can do to support them. Be ready to learn, hear a story, and explore the field and garden for pollinators at work!

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Kindred Spirits: Pollinator is the New Buzzword - All about Bees and Beyond!
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Kindred Spirits: Pollinator is the New Buzzword - All about Bees and Beyond!

Pollinator has become a naturalist buzzword in recent years. So, what is a pollinator? How do they pollinate? Often we think of honeybees and bumblebees as the only pollinators, but these are only some species of many more! On average, one out of every three to four bites of food we eat or sips of a drink we gulp are made possible by pollinators. Come learn about the spectacular ecosystem process pollination and the heroes that make it possible! Be ready to learn, taste some local honey, and explore our garden filled with local plants and flowers that attract pollinators and insects of all kinds!

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Celebrate Earth Day + Abenaki Nature Program
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrate Earth Day + Abenaki Nature Program

We are all fortunate to live on this pale blue dot that we call Earth. Come celebrate the natural world and learn more about it! Come for the "The Abenaki and Nature" Kindred Spirits Program and stay for a piece of Earth Day cake, delve into the museum, explore the outdoors with an exploration kit, grab a trail map to hike the Grafton Village Trails, or go on a scavenger hunt!

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Mighty Acorns Club: The Baby Animals of Spring
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Mighty Acorns Club: The Baby Animals of Spring

April is a time of change here in northern New England. The last of winter leaves and the arrival of spring greets us! With the warmth of spring comes many new things. Plants sprout, leaves pop out of their buds, and many baby animals are born! These baby animals come in all shapes and sizes. Each of these babies begins a new life journey. Learn about what animals in northern New England have babies in the spring, and what their life journey has in store for them as they grow! Come learn, hear a story, make an animal craft, and go for a hike to enjoy the outdoors in this special time of change from winter to spring!

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