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Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary Programs - March 2018

From: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

March 2018 Programs:

Friday Morning Birds
3/2/2018, 7:30 AM-9:00 AM

Fee: Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members, $7 Adult Non-members

Description: Enjoy a leisurely birding experience and help document the sanctuary birds over the season. This weekly walk helps us confirm which birds are migrating and which are year-round residents. We'll explore different corners of the sanctuary each week… you never know what we will find. Birders of all levels are invited. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

First Saturday of the Month Volunteer Days at Broad Meadow Brook
3/3/2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fee: Free

Description: Join us on this Saturday morning for wildlife-related volunteering activities. Maintaining habitat and monitoring populations are part of managing the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England. Spring through early fall we look for butterflies and dragonflies, take care of bird feeders, and battle invasive plants. Open to adults and families with children ages 8 and older. For more information call 508.753.6087.

Massasoit
Saturday-Morning Bird Walk for Adults
3/3/2018, 7:00 AM-9:30 AM

Fee: Free for Adult Members, $7 Adult Nonmembers

Description: Explore the sanctuary grounds in search of birds during this program for casual and novice birders alike. Come discover the immense variety of birdlife that exists at this large urban sanctuary. We'll teach you the basics of birding and bird identification during an easy-to-moderate walk along the trails. Free for members. Bring binoculars and field guides, if you have them. Wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Primitive Tools and Toys Series
3/6/2018-5/1/2018, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Fee: $96 Child Members, $120 Child Non-members.

Description: How did early Native Americans make their tools for survival? And what did their children play with? During this 8-week, late afternoon series, children will make some primitive tools and toys and test them out first hand. Learn how to use a stone hammer and a pump drill. Make an atlatl (hunting tool), bone jewelry and a rawhide rattle. Create a stick and ring game, sling shot and learn some solo string games. All materials included. There is no class April 17. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Volunteer Day at Broad Meadow Brook
3/7/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: Free

Description: Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun and fulfillment. Come once or every week and become part of our growing group of sanctuary volunteers. Together with Mass Audubon staff, put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, tend the gardens, and distribute program information. Some tasks may require heavy lifting. Ability to work without supervision required. Carpentry skills welcome. Nature lovers appreciated For more information call 508.753.6087

Birding by Ear Series
3/7/2018 - 3/28/2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Fee: $65 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $90 Adult Non-members

Description: Get yourself ready for spring with this fun four-session series. You will learn to decipher the songs and calls heard now and in the coming months, including red-bellied woodpeckers, Carolina wrens, and blue-wing warblers. If you have ever been confused by birdsong outside your window, don’t miss this chance to learn how, why, and, most importantly which birds are singing. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Homeschool Programs at Broad Meadow Looking at the Night Sky
3/8/2018, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Fee: $9 Child Members, $13 Child Non-members.

Description This is a night time program for the whole family- all ages are welcome. We will talk about the stars and planets and look at what is visible in the sky during the spring months. If there is too much cloud cover for good star gazing, we will have an indoor slide show of constellations and planets instead. Broad Meadow Brook's homeschool programs offer a friendly, cooperative learning environment for people of all ages! Our homeschool programs are designed for the homeschooling family. Parents are welcome to attend, but students may stay on their own if a medical form is on file with the sanctuary. At the end of all programs, students will receive follow-up information and activities so the learning can continue at home. We look forward to learning with you! For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Winter Birding in Rhode Island
3/10/2018, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fee: $50 Members, $70 Nonmembers

Description Sachuest Point NWR is a wild place of rocky cliffs, salt marshlands, and the winter home of the rare and beautiful harlequin ducks. Colt State Park is an e-bird hotspot, and a 'beautiful gem' with panoramic views of Naragansett Bay. We’ll explore the Visitor Center and ocean trails at Sachuest Point, and bird primarily by van at Colt State Park. This trip is offered only every few years and is suited for novice-expert birders. Expect a moderate, 30 minute walk at Sachuest Point. This van trip begins and ends at Broad Meadow Brook. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087. Sponsored by Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Volunteer Day at Broad Meadow Brook
3/14/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: Free

Description: Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun and fulfillment. Come once or every week and become part of our growing group of sanctuary volunteers. Together with Mass Audubon staff, put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, tend the gardens, and distribute program information. Some tasks may require heavy lifting. Ability to work without supervision required. Carpentry skills welcome. Nature lovers appreciated. For more information call 508.753.6087

Preschool Story Hour: In a Nutshell
3/14/2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Fee: Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members and Non-members, $3 Child Members, $4 Child Non-members.

Description: If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk. Choose from the third Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday of each month. Be prepared to go outside. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Preschool Story Hour: In a Nutshell
3/15/2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Fee: Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members and Non-members, $3 Child Members, $4 Child Non-members.

Description: If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk. Choose from the third Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday of each month. Be prepared to go outside. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Worcester Water and Sewer 101
3/16/2018, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Fee: $45 Members, $62 Nonmembers

Description: Ever wonder where your water comes from - and where it goes? Learn about the City of Worcester's comprehensive and integrative approach to managing its complex water and sewer infrastructure during this unique tour. Go behind the scenes to view the Pine Hill Reservoir, the Water Filtration Plant, Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District, and the Worcester Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Facility. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087. Sponsored by Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Preschool Story Hour: In a Nutshell
3/17/2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Fee: Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members and Non-members, $3 Child Members, $4 Child Non-members.

Description: If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk. Choose from the third Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday of each month. Be prepared to go outside. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Volunteer Day at Broad Meadow Brook
3/21/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: Free

Description: Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun and fulfillment. Come once or every week and become part of our growing group of sanctuary volunteers. Together with Mass Audubon staff, put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, tend the gardens, and distribute program information. Some tasks may require heavy lifting. Ability to work without supervision required. Carpentry skills welcome. Nature lovers appreciated. For more information call 508.753.6087

Friday Morning Birds
3/23/2018, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM

Fee: Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members, $7 Adult Non-members

Description: Enjoy a leisurely birding experience and help document the sanctuary birds over the season. This weekly walk helps us confirm which birds are migrating and which are year-round residents. We'll explore different corners of the sanctuary each week … you never know what we will find. Birders of all levels are invited. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Volunteer Day at Broad Meadow Brook
3/28/2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: Free

Description: Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun and fulfillment. Come once or every week and become part of our growing group of sanctuary volunteers. Together with Mass Audubon staff, put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, tend the gardens, and distribute program information. Some tasks may require heavy lifting. Ability to work without supervision required. Carpentry skills welcome. Nature lovers appreciated. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087

Biodiversity of Broad Medow Brook in Spring – 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
3/29/2018, 4/5/2018, 4/26/2018, 5/3/2018, 5/17/2018– 1:00 PM -3:00 PM

Fee: $65 for Members, $80 for Nonmembers

Description: This five week series will take a deeper look into the biodiversity of the various habitats at Broad Meadow Brook. Each week we will investigate a different part of the sanctuary looking at both plants and animals. We will examine soil composition as well as the water levels in the streams, ponds and vernal pools. Students will journal their findings each day and compare their data to various habitats. This series will repeat in winter and spring so students can compare seasonal findings as well. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087. Sponsored by Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Biodiversity of Broad Medow Brook in Spring – 3:30 PM -5:30 PM
3/29/2018, 4/5/2018, 4/26/2018, 5/3/2018, 5/17/2018– 3:30 PM -5:30 PM

Fee: $65 for Members, $80 for Nonmembers

Description: This five week series will take a deeper look into the biodiversity of the various habitats at Broad Meadow Brook. Each week we will investigate a different part of the sanctuary looking at both plants and animals. We will examine soil composition as well as the water levels in the streams, ponds and vernal pools. Students will journal their findings each day and compare their data to various habitats. This series will repeat in winter and spring so students can compare seasonal findings as well. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087. Sponsored by Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Friday Morning Birds
3/30/2018, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM

Fee: Free for Mass Audubon Adult Members, $7 Adult Non-members

Description: Enjoy a leisurely birding experience and help document the sanctuary birds over the season. This weekly walk helps us confirm which birds are migrating and which are year-round residents. We'll explore different corners of the sanctuary each week … you never know what we will find. Birders of all levels are invited. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Advance registration is required for most programs.

Programs are held at Broad Meadow Brook unless otherwise indicated.

For more information, visit here... https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook

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