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Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill February Happenings

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Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill February Happenings





AGES 4-6





Love, Love, Love Moose Hill                                                                                                                 It's Valentine's Day and
what do you love about Moose Hill? Come share what you love best about nature.
Weather depending, we will explore some of our favorite places. Make a nature
valentine for someone special. Thursday, Feb 14 ().Fee: $8-$11





                                                                                                                                                       
It's Snow Fun
 





Discover the fun of snow! Experiment with snow
and ice and learn about which animals like a snowy winter and the ones who
prefer no snow. Make an edible snow sculpture using marshmallows as your
building blocks. Thursday, Feb 28 (10-11:30am or 1-2.30pm)           Registration required. Fee: $8-$11





 





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The owls of Moose Hill are establishing
territories and seeking a mate this time of year. Learn to speak with the
resident species and have fun pretending to be an owl. Craft an owl and
discover what makes these birds excellent predators. Thursday February 28 (10-11:30
am or 1-2.30pm) Fee: $8-$11





Home School: Born to Build/Owls and Crows Tue, Our 2013 Winter-Spring Home school classes will be broken up
into two different sections and areas of study. In the first (from late
January-early March) Born to Build: we will focus on the different homes that
animals build to stay warm, be protected, capture prey, and even raise young.
Try your hand at replicating some of these homes and get a chance to BUILD your
own! In the second (from late March-mid May) Warmth of the Sun: we will explore
the many changes that take place as the season’s transition from winter to
spring. First Session is Feb 12 (9:30
am - 12:00 pm) Registration is required.  Fee: $20- $25.





AGES 6-10





After School Science - Fizzy Science





Roll up your sleeves and get ready for an
afternoon of science as led by Patti Austin. Each session will feature
activities and experiments based on the themes listed above. The scientific
method will be our guide for each class. Take home the directions for each experiment
so you can repeat them at home. Depending on the weather, we may head outside
for an experiment, so dress for the weather. Thursday, Feb 28 (3:30 pm-5:00 pm)
Children $9-$12. Registration is
required. 





Family Programs





Sunday Saunters





 A relaxed, on-the-trail interpretive walk featuring what each
month has to offer. Walks are cancelled in inclement weather; call prior to
attending if the weather is questionable. Walks are designed for adults and
children ages 6 and up with an adult. Bring your nature questions and sense of
exploration. Sun, Feb 24 (3- 4:00 pm) Free                                                                            
 





 





Owl Moon    Family (suitable for
children 4 - 12 years)

Experience the magic of calling for owls after listening to the classic story,
Owl Moon. Its February vacation week, so stay up a bit later and join us for a
hoot of a time. This class is designed for families with younger children. Wed,
Feb 20 (6-7:30 pm) Fee: Adults
$5-$8.  Children $5-$8 Registration is required.   





ADULT PROGRAMS





Free Star Parties

Join local astronomers and view the night sky through their big telescopes. The
event is on-going, so drop in for the entire time, or just some of the evening.
Park in the Nature Center lot and bring a flash light to follow the marked,
self-guided path to find the viewing field. This program is cancelled if sky
conditions are cloudy or if the viewing field is snowed in; call 781-784-5691
x8103 after 6 pm for a recorded message about the status of the program prior
to attending. Fri, Feb 15 (7-10:00 pm) Free





 





Winter Tree and Shrub Identification





If you have ever wondered about which trees and
shrubs live in your backyard or line the highways and byways that you travel,
then this is the Sunday Adult Program for you! Join Teacher Naturalist and
former UVM Dendrology instructor, Michael Acciavatti, for a fun-filled,
hands-on, tree and shrub identification hike. We'll traipse through the many habitats
at Moose Hill with our hand lenses, dichotomous keys, and field guides to
identify up to 70 trees and shrubs. You'll be amazed at what you find! Sun, Feb
17 (1-3:00 pm) Fee: Adults
$20-$25 Registration is required.





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