Green Briar Nature Center & Jam
of the Thornton W. Burgess Society
"to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the
natural environment as taught in the writings of
conservationist and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess"
Our Summer Childrens Vacation Programs are now online and you may
register online for 3 or 5 days
per week starting February 1 for Peter Rabbits Friends (3-4)
Discoverers (5-6) and Explorers (7-9)
You can still register for classes for all ages
through 12) by
calling the office at
Vacation Programs at Green Briar
Sept 9 & 10:
CARVER & WILDLIFE ARTS SHOW & SALE
Green Briar Nature Center &
Jam Kitchen from 10am to 4pm. New England’s most prestigious carvers
of birds and animals plus wildlife painters will gather at Green
Briar to show and sell their wares during our 14th annual carvers’ show
Some will give carving demonstrations for the public.
fees benefit the educational programs of the Burgess Society.
Purchase tickets at the door. Admission: $3 members, $5 non-members
CAPE COD CRANBERRY
at Green Briar from 10 am -
celebrates this native berry so
prominent in the history of Cape Cod. Green Briar celebrates
this native berry so prominent in the history of Cape Cod. See
cooking demonstrations in the historic 1903 Jam Kitchen using
traditional cranberry jam and relish recipes. Enjoy a delicious
homemade cranberry dessert, clam chowder or chili served from
11am-2pm. Spend some time walking the nature trails on a fine fall
day or take a cranberry bog tour. Fee for dessert is $4.00.
GARDEN TOURS -
TUESDAYS at 10:00am
Women – Wednesday Walking Club
1:00pm-3:30pm. Call the office to find
out which Wednesdays.
GARDEN LITERATURE CLUB
Meets at 2:15pm once a month. Call
office for book title.
WALKS FOR FAMILIES AND ADULTS
Join a Society naturalist for a
nighttime hike along trails and pond edge as we search for sight or
sound of creatures of the dusk and dark.
JOURNALING FOR FAMILIES with Mary Richmond
Saturdays, May 20, June 17, July
15, August 12, Sept. 16
PRIVATE POND PADDLING:
CATCHING, FISH JUMPING TOURS BY CANOE
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond
your sight from the pond edge at Green Briar?
Mondays, July 3 – August 21 from
Fee is $75
EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: Growing Up WILD
Conducted by Burgess Society Education Director Mary Beers,
who is a Massachusetts DOE Professional Development Provider, this
fast paced workshop follows the inter-disciplinary curriculum guide
written for educators of children ages 3-7.
Guide available for an additional fee of $25.
21 from 8:30am-3:30pm
See Child Program page for
Burgess Book Club for Children
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 &
Old Mother West Wind's
$5 per child to cover snack.
are invited to come and complete requirements for badges
and patches. Space is limited, so register early. OVERNIGHTS are
see Family Programs page for complete details
CRITTER CAPERS at Green
ANIMAL STORY TIMES at
Saturdays at 10:30am
Nature Walking Club
Wednesdays - call office
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess
By Christie Palmer Lowrance
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:
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