Category: activities: outdoor

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here.  Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out. 1. Visit the bluebells in Swan Point Woods, Providence.  If you head into in these magical woods you will find the most wonderful and secret (Ssh!) glen of bluebells.  To get […]

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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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Cabin fever…with babies!

Cabin fever…with babies!

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

A snowy day beckons much joy on the face of our 5 year old.  She rushes to throw on gloves and boots even before breakfast has been gulped down.  As the parent of a 5 month old however, more snow brings on dizzying thoughts of “what are we going to do all day”.  We love […]

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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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10 Fun Winter Activities (preferably with snow)

10 Fun Winter Activities (preferably with snow)

[ 2 ] January 2, 2014 |

From skating to snowplay, get out there and make this winter weather a family affair. While we wait for the next great snowfall, let’s get out there and start having winter fun (and yes, some of these are great for snowy days).

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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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