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The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
 

   
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen
of the Thornton W. Burgess Society

Our Mission:  "to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment as taught in the writings of conservationist and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess"


Special Events


Nov 25 & 26, Dec 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17:  COUNTRY CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE   Come by our Open House at Green Briar during the weekends of Christmas in Sandwich. Taste a sampling of our delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse among a variety of great holiday gift ideas in the Green Briar shop offering jams, jellies, relishes, books, an abundance of nature-related items as well as books, games, puppets and toys for children. A few handmade gifts and home decorations created by our Green Briar Crafters will also be available.


Child Programs


AGES 6-12     BURGESS BOOK CLUB 
Fridays 4:00-5:30pm

Going strong since 2010, this monthly program offers children the opportunity to share their thoughts, listen to others, learn about the animal subject of the month, explore outdoors and meet a live animal. Cost to cover refreshments is $5 per month.  
Click for the Book of the Month List.
 


Adult Programs

UPPER CAPE BIRDING EXCURSIONS

Winter Waterfowl Birding Excursions” to a variety of habitats on the Upper Cape are scheduled with Cape naturalist and field leader John Hanlon. Travel via passenger van to local beaches and ponds for winter waterfowl and other winter residents and migrants.  All levels are welcome including beginners looking to develop their birding skills and others wishing to improve their ID sound and sight skills.  John has worked for the National Park Service on Cape Cod and at Yellowstone, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and as a Coastal Shorebird monitor for the Massachusetts Audubon Society.  Trips are scheduled on Saturdays, November 4th and December 16th

WILD Women – Wednesday Walking Club     1:00pm-3:30pm.  Call the office to find out which Wednesdays.

WILDFLOWER GARDEN LITERATURE CLUB
Meets at 2:15pm once a month.  Call office for book title.


Family Programs

NATURE-BASED CERAMIC CLASSES at Green Briar

Three different nature-based ceramic classes will be conducted by Deborah Martin at the Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich in the coming months.



Upcoming Events

Child  Programs  
See Child Program page for
full details

Burgess Book Club for Children   Ages 6-12

Meets (usually) the last Friday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm at Green Briar.  Please register for each month.   Does not meet in July & August.

September:
Old Mother West Wind's Neighbors

 $5 per child to cover snack.


Scouting Programs
Registration required
508-888-6870

Troops are invited to come and complete requirements for badges and patches. Space is limited, so register early. OVERNIGHTS are booking now.


Family  Programs
see Family Programs page for complete details
CRITTER CAPERS at Green Briar Fridays at 10:30am

ANIMAL STORY TIMES at GREEN BRIAR   Saturdays at 10:30am



Adult Programs
Registration required
508-888-6870

Nature Walking Club
Wednesdays  - call office for info
508-888-6870


 


 

 

News

Nature's Ambassador
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess

By Christie Palmer Lowrance

Nature's Ambassador 

Book Reviews



Bird Kit

Education Kits are now available to be loaned (free of charge) to educators for a 2 week period.  The topics available are:  Birds, Mammals, Honey Bees, Endangered Species, Herps, Rocks & Minerals, Seashore Life, Dinosaurs & Fossils and Plants.


PLAN YOUR OWN PRIVATE JAM CLASS:  

Jam Class

Get together a group of 6 or more friends for your own private jam class.  Call the office for details  508-888-6870  Mary or Andrea - or - join one of our regularly scheduled adult or family jam workshops.  Jam Workshops


 

 

info@thorntonburgess.org

Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508.888.6870