Category: nature/science

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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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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