Category: activities: outdoor

Top 5 Things To Do During April School Vacation

Top 5 Things To Do During April School Vacation

[ 5 ] April 18, 2010 |

1. Head to a beach. This time of year, the beaches are quiet and perfect for beach-combing. Dress for the weather and bring a bucket to hold your treasures. We love making castles and sculptures and leaving them on the beach for others to discover but you may prefer to bring your collection home. 2. […]

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A New Spin on Earth Day

A New Spin on Earth Day

[ 5 ] April 17, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith On Thursday, April 22, I plan to celebrate Earth Day a bit differently than I’ve done in the past. As an environmentalist and director of Rhode Island Families in Nature as well as a former classroom science teacher, environmental club advisor, environmental educator, and – let’s face it – hippie, I usually […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Take to the Trails! Offers a Week-long Schedule of Free Guided Hikes to Encourage Outdoor Exploration April 17 — 25, 2010 Audubon encourages Rhode Island residents of all ages to log off the computer and electronics for a day and celebrate planet Earth by plugging into nature. The big yellow bus pulled into an Audubon […]

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Book Review: The Green Hour

Book Review: The Green Hour

[ 3 ] April 13, 2010 |

Reviewed by Katy Killilea Regarding happy children, the evidence is clear: one requirement is time outside in unstructured activity. GreenHour.org, a website of the National Wildlife Foundation, encourages families to carve out one hour every day for outdoor exploration and play. It’s hard to imagine an argument against that. And it doesn’t sound hard to […]

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PawSox Season Starts April 8, 2010. Kids Eat Free at McCoy: some resctrisons apply

PawSox Season Starts April 8, 2010. Kids Eat Free at McCoy: some resctrisons apply

[ 0 ] April 2, 2010 |

For the second year in a row, the Pawtucket Red Sox announce a Kids Eat Free* at McCoy Stadium initiative that will provide youngsters (aged 12 & under) attending a PawSox game at McCoy with a concession coupon good for a free hot dog, Pepsi, and bag of chips. Youngsters, who must be holding a […]

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Animal Sounds

Animal Sounds

[ 2 ] March 22, 2010 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Department Like learning to count or recite the alphabet, learning animal sounds is a fundamental part of childhood.  We often ask our little ones, “What sound does a cow make?” and then giggle with glee when “mooo” comes out of the mouth of babes. If we ask children, and […]

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Winter Safari

Winter Safari

[ 9 ] February 24, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith I’ve had enough. Between the sinus infections and fevers, the wind and the rain, the frigid temperatures, and the toddler who absolutely refuses to wear mittens yet screams, “Cold! Cold!” while pointing to his chubby, purple hands, I am pretty much done with winter. For those of you who know me or […]

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Exploring the Legend of Groundhog’s Day

Exploring the Legend of Groundhog’s Day

[ 0 ] February 1, 2010 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Department February is a big month for groundhogs! Easily overlooked the rest of the year, all eyes turn to the groundhog (also known as the woodchuck or whistle pig) tomorrow on February 2. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow, then we are due another six […]

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Winter: the Season of Snow

Winter: the Season of Snow

It may not be snowing now but it is January in New England so any day can bring a winter wonderland. By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education Winter may bring cold temperatures but it also brings the magic of snow – like confetti falling from the sky! Are you fascinated with snow? Have you […]

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Free Fun for Families in Rhode Island

Free Fun for Families in Rhode Island

[ 9 ] January 21, 2010 |

Here are 10 ways to have fun with your kids in Rhode Island without spending a dime. I know there are many more great things to do than listed below. See our list of 100 Things to Do for additional ideas. Please add your own favorites in the comments below. 1. Libraries are free to […]

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