Category: nature/science

rhode trip: Aquidneck Island Organizations Launch Summer Treasure Hunt

rhode trip: Aquidneck Island Organizations Launch Summer Treasure Hunt

[ 0 ] June 28, 2011 |

A variety of special events are listed on the Treasure Map & Family Passport. These events offer another fun opportunity to explore different local sites and have your passport stamped. Events include Windmill Wednesdays at Prescott Farm on the last Wednesday of each month,YMCA Family Fun Day on July 9, a Civil War Reenactment at Fort Adams on July 9 & 10, Take Me Fishing Day at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge on August 13, Movies on the Rocks at Ballard Park on August 10, 17 & 24, and the annual Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary on October 1 and 2.

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Breathing Space

Breathing Space

[ 0 ] April 26, 2011 |

Hiking, like most aspects of my life, has been completely altered since becoming a mom. Now I hike with and for my children — so they can get outside, slow down, play, and reap the many, many benefits that time outside offers. Research shows that time spent in nature is important for a child’s physical, […]

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For the Birds

For the Birds

[ 6 ] January 23, 2011 |

I have struggled for many years with seasonal affective disorder and I noticed early on that my kids get pretty icky this time of year, too. The problem isn’t knowing what to do. Go outside and get some sunshine — that’s simple. The problem is motivation. Some days it’s just so darn cold. And gray. […]

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Say “Yes!” to the Bus

Say “Yes!” to the Bus

[ 6 ] January 10, 2011 |

Yes, I do understand and respect the valid reasons that parents decide to drive their kids to school. But my motivation in encouraging you to put your kids on the bus instead of drive them – if and when your personal situation allows – is primarily to increase the time your children spend outside.

Wait…What?

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Family Matters: Fall Projects and Setting Back the Clocks

Family Matters: Fall Projects and Setting Back the Clocks

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings. Kido Tip 1. Rake some leaves and romp! A great way to get the kids outside and clean up the yard is […]

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When In Doubt, Take Them Out (A babysitter’s creed)

When In Doubt, Take Them Out (A babysitter’s creed)

[ 5 ] November 3, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith Recently, I helped a few friends out by watching their children. As a mother, I am certain I’m not built for more than two, so I was a bit nervous adding some fairly young ones into the mix. But these are good friends, and I jumped at each chance to help them […]

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Tips for Families: Ancient Greeks, Apple Ideas & More

Tips for Families: Ancient Greeks, Apple Ideas & More

[ 3 ] September 23, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings. Kido Tip 1. Clean out the car Say goodbye to summer and welcome in Fall by ridding the car of the sand and […]

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Help keep our coastline clean! Participate in Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island

Help keep our coastline clean! Participate in Coastal Cleanup in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] September 19, 2010 |

International Coastal Cleanup September 25, 2010 9 a.m.-noon* (*Some cleanups occur on a different date or time; check individual listings for details) Each year, volunteers around the world show they care about their coasts by flocking to the beaches to clean up and document the trash they find. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is […]

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Eagles, and Hawks, and Owls! Oh My!

Eagles, and Hawks, and Owls! Oh My!

[ 12 ] September 1, 2010 |

By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education Kidoinfo Giveaway: Win 4 tickets for your family to attend Audubon’s Raptor Weekend event on September 11th or 12th, 2010.  Tell us your favorite raptor in the comments below. One answer will be selected at random. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Midnight EST. From […]

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What’s all the BUZZZZZ about?

What’s all the BUZZZZZ about?

By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education Ever wonder what makes all that buzzing on hot summer days?  A very cool insect called a Cicada is the culprit.  Cicadas are quite large – one to two inches in length – with long wings and big eyes.  They are quite impressive to look at, but not […]

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