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Ricketson Nature Center Science Exploration ages 5+
Ricketson Nature Center--Brooklawn Park
Parks and Recreation Staff
FREE!

Come visit us at our NEW Ricketson Nature Center, located in Brooklawn park! Throughout the month of June, we will be running a wide variety of FREE nature-based science activities in the center and park. Check-out our calendar of events to see what we have planned! Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.  


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Busy Ants 
5 - 17  K - 12  TuWTh  06/01/2021 - 06/03/2021
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Ricketson Nature Center
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Observe ant behavior and learn about some of the many different types of ants in New England through various interactive activites!
 
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Nature Spots 
5 - 17  K - 12  TuWTh  06/01/2021 - 06/03/2021
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Use your senses to make observations and practice nature journaling and sketching.
 
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Bugs! (Activity Booth) With Mad Science! 
5 - 10  K - 5  Sa  06/12/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Get engrossed in entomology. Learn about bugs and dispel some of their myths. Learn how insects defend themselves and how they can adapt to their surroundings. See what a Bug sees!
 
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Totally Turtles! 
5 - 10  K - 5  Sa  06/26/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Learn about freshwater species and how to protect turtles and water quality while designing a reusable bag!
 
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Spring Flower Stroll 
5 - 11  N/A  TuWTh  06/08/2021 - 06/10/2021
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Ricketson Nature Center
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Let's take a walk and discover what flowers are blooming in our park. We will talk about basic flower structure and how to identify the flowers we find, and make a simple flower press to bring a blossom
 
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A Wet Meadow Stroll 
5 - 11  N/A  TuWTh  06/15/2021 - 06/17/2021
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Ricketson Nature Center
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Come with us as we walk around the Wet Meadow! We will discuss what a wet meadow is, why it is important for our ecosystem, and explore what animals live in this habitat
 
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Bird Watching 
5 - 11  N/A  TuWTh  06/08/2021 - 06/10/2021
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
We are looking to the skies to see what birds are around us using binoculars, guidebooks, and our senses. We will keep track of what we see through basic journaling.
 
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Duck Pond Stroll 
5 - 11  N/A  TuWTh  06/22/2021 - 06/24/2021
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Join us for a leisurely walk around our Duck Pond and explore what lives in this habitat along with the ducks.
 
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Exploring a Tree 
5 - 11  N/A  TuWTh  06/15/2021 - 06/17/2021
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Let's go outside together to look at trees. Together, we will observe and compare several trees and their parts, and look for clues to understand what has happened to these trees over time and why.
 
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Insect Investigator 
5 - 11  N/A  TuWTh  06/22/2021 - 06/24/2021
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Let's go see what insects live in our park! We will examine the insects active in our park this week and see if we can spy them in our identification books.
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