Category: nature/science

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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Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

By Kelly Fenton “Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf,” and where did this fear originate? I have a hunch that several classical stories incited terror into us at a young age. I’m talking about “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Peter and the Wolf.” These stories portray a horrible wolf plotting […]

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Home Work: Jeanine Silversmith

Home Work: Jeanine Silversmith

[ 0 ] May 20, 2014 |

Today we invite you to pop on your hiking boots and load up your backpack as we introduce a wonderful local Mama.

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Kidoinfo presents Fairy Houses at Providence Children’s Museum

Kidoinfo presents Fairy Houses at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] April 24, 2014 |

Fairy Houses at Providence Children’s Museum        Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Providence Children’s Museum invites kids and families to craft imaginative fairy houses during a special weekend activity presented in partnership with Kidoinfo. Children use a variety of natural and found materials to create whimsical dwellings for […]

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Family Hiking: Blackstone Park

Family Hiking: Blackstone Park

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, April 13, as we explore this area together.

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March means Muddy boots and Maple sugaring!

March means Muddy boots and Maple sugaring!

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |

It’s spring at last! Bring the family and enjoy sweet maple sugaring or get outside and take a guided hike on a wildlife refuge. The warmer weather is on its way, so pull on some boots, head outside, and enjoy nature with Audubon! Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. A complete listing of […]

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Celebrating Engineers Week

Celebrating Engineers Week

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum is celebrating Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014) with engaging design and building challenges that support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.  STEM explorations — particularly hands-on — are essential for developing critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and for encouraging kids’ future interest in math and science fields. On February 15, […]

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s McIntosh Wildlife Refuge and Environmental Education Center

Family Hiking: Audubon’s McIntosh Wildlife Refuge and Environmental Education Center

[ 0 ] January 18, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Monday, January 20th, as we explore this area together. Tucked behind the renowned Audubon Environmental Education Center (EEC), a state-of-the-art natural history museum and aquarium with interactive exhibits featuring local habitats and fun activities to learn about and enjoy nature, is the McIntosh Wildlife Refuge. […]

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, December 7th, as we explore this area together. Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part of his life estate and, […]

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Family Hiking: Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve

Family Hiking: Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve

[ 0 ] November 14, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, November 16, as we explore this area together. The Nature Conservancy’s Carter Preserve boasts more than 5 miles of well-marked hiking trails through rare pitch pine and scrub oak forests and a 35 acre grassland. As one of the largest protected areas in RI, […]

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