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Audubon Society of Rhode Island offers family-friendly May birding programs

Audubon Society of Rhode Island offers family-friendly May birding programs

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

Spring migration is heading our way! May is the perfect time to get out and start birding with kids. This time of year brings a wide variety of colorful songbirds called neotropical migrants to our area. These include warblers, tanagers, vireos and other birds that visit Rhode Island in the summer and head south for […]

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The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

The Value of Playing with REAL Stuff

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum Children in the U.S., for the most part, are not growing up in a “hands-on” society. Toys are bought, not made by hand, and are not designed to be fixed if they break. Classroom time is more focused on test preparation and less on project-based learning […]

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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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Art meets science and civics at Brown: Margaret Wertheim Residency for students and educators

Art meets science and civics at Brown: Margaret Wertheim Residency for students and educators

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014 |

Brown’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies announces a weeklong residency with Margaret Wertheim, science writer and co-creator of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project from April 14-18, 2014. Her residency opens with a public talk, Reefs, Rubbish and Reason: bringing art and science together in the age of global warming on Monday, April […]

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Brown University turns 250 and we’re all invited to the party!

Brown University turns 250 and we’re all invited to the party!

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014 |

Brown’s 250th Anniversary Opening Celebration weekend includes many family-friendly events, and Brown welcomes the community to participate! Most events are FREE of charge…

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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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Going to the movies! 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival!

Going to the movies! 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival!

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

Join us! 18 features and 65 shorts from around the world for children and their families.

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Gluten Free Kids in Rhode Island

Gluten Free Kids in Rhode Island

[ 10 ] February 12, 2014 |

A few months ago, celiac disease shoved my family out of the GLUTEN FREE = GOSH, THAT SEEMS LIKE A TOTAL DRAG group, and into the GLUTEN FREE = US group. In general, it has been much less harrowing to eat food prepared at home. However, I’ve gathered the courage to take my child out […]

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See the World at this Year’s Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 13-23, 2014

See the World at this Year’s Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 13-23, 2014

[ 0 ] February 3, 2014 |

The 5th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) will take place from February 13 to 23, coinciding with the February 2014 School Vacation.

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Calling all Kid Writers, Kindgarten to Third Grade! RI PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest Now Open!

Calling all Kid Writers, Kindgarten to Third Grade! RI PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest Now Open!

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate a story and submit that story to the Rhode Island PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest presented by Corner Bakery Cafe. The local Rhode Island PBS contest started January 27 and continues through March 21, 2014. Entries will be judged and winners chosen from in […]

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