Category: nature/science

Soaring in September: Audubon Raptor Weekend 2016

Soaring in September: Audubon Raptor Weekend 2016

[ 0 ] September 1, 2016 |

Here they come! Eagles, Owls, Hawks and Falcons are headed to Bristol, Rhode Island on September 10 and 11, 2016. These rulers of the avian world have razor-sharp talons, highly developed eyesight and hooked beaks that rip and tear. They are also strikingly beautiful. These birds of prey will be descending on the Audubon Society […]

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RI Farm Scavenger Hunt: an Agricultural Adventure Awaits!

RI Farm Scavenger Hunt: an Agricultural Adventure Awaits!

[ 0 ] May 4, 2016 |

Spring has sprung and the scrumptious Rhode Island growing season is underway! The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association and the URI Extension Outreach Center are making the harvest that much sweeter with the 6th annual 2016 Farm Scavenger Hunt. Explore the beauty and bounty of farms across our diverse Ocean State landscape while solving picture […]

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Spring Nature Crafts

Spring Nature Crafts

[ 0 ] March 23, 2016 |

We made it! The snow and colder days of Winter have finally bid us farewell and we welcome the warmer days of birds nesting and rain clouds with open arms. Is it wrong to say I miss those slower, cozy days of winter? Browsing the airwaves for some easy Spring craft ideas, I came across […]

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The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide & Journal

The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide & Journal

[ 1 ] October 13, 2015 |

Whether you are experienced hikers or totally new to the trails, The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide and Journal has everything you need to help you prepare for and enjoy exploring the great outdoors with children of all ages and abilities. The 42 family-friendly hikes include short, stroller-friendly walks as well as longer, more rugged excursions throughout Rhode […]

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Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair

Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair

[ 0 ] September 9, 2015 |

Step off the 21st-century treadmill and celebrate the simple life at Coggeshall Farm Museum’s 42nd Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9 am to 4 pm. The festival takes place on the 48-acre living history farm located at 1 Colt Drive in Bristol. Harvest Fair engages visitors of all ages in friendly […]

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Owls, Hawks, and Falcons! Oh My!

Owls, Hawks, and Falcons! Oh My!

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

Check out the wonderful September programs and events for children and families at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI Audubon Raptor Weekend September 12th & 13th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bring the brood and get up-close with owls, hawks and falcons at Raptor Weekend! There are flight presentations, […]

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Exploring & Explaining at Providence Children’s Museum

Exploring & Explaining at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

By Suzy Letourneau, Research & Evaluation Specialist, Providence Children’s Museum Children learn through active exploration, play and experience with the world. They are naturally curious and explore with their senses, experimenting to find out how things work and noticing when one thing causes another to happen (causal reasoning). They also learn by interacting with others, […]

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DIY Summer Fun: Make Your Sundial

DIY Summer Fun: Make Your Sundial

[ 0 ] August 14, 2015 |

Summer sunshine is in full force right now. We made this very simple yet effective sundial by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour, we marked the hour with a stone. This sundial goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also enjoyed reading ‘How Do You Know What Time It Is?’ […]

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10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

Looking for some fun and interesting things to do during the upcoming vacation week? Check out the following ideas: From furry animals, seals and bluebells to mud, masks and tree canopy walks – there is plenty to do in our local area to keep even the busiest of littles happy. 1. Explore the bluebell woods […]

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Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015 |

by Wendy Fachon and Jeanine Silversmith Healthy fun is coming to the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Convention Center in Providence on February 19-22! This year’s theme is “Garden Adventures” and it promises to deliver fun for the whole family. The magnificent gardens not only offer ideas and inspiration for outdoor living spaces, but […]

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