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

 

Children's Programs

NEW PROGRAMS FOR AGES 6 MONTHS TO 6 YEARS

Young children are great observers of the natural world, and the Thornton W. Burgess Society is excited to offer two new programs at Green Briar beginning on Wednesday, March 1 and running through June 21 on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:30am. “Nature Babies” is for ages 6 months to 2 years with a parent or guardian. This program mirrors exciting ways for adults to help young children observe and explore the natural world.  Each program offers an indoor and outdoor component.   Baby carriers should be brought as needed, as trails are not stroller-friendly.  The fee for each session is $10 members, $12 non-members.

Peter Rabbit’s “Preschool” for ages 3 to 6 offers older siblings their own explore with a staff educator.  Children explore inside through hands-on activities and interacting with live animals.  Outside they look for wildlife and learn to identify common birds by sight and sound. The fee for each session is $8 members, $10 non-members.  Advance registration is required and may be made by the week by calling 508-888-6870.


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.
 


PAPER MAKING SESSIONS (AGES 6 - 12)

Members $32 Non-members $42  (per class)
Bring a snack & drink (no tree nut or peanut snacks)

Wednesday, February 22   PAPER MAKING SESSION 1     9:00am-12:00pm
Come explore the many materials and processes used in creating original paper masterpieces. All materials are provided. Dress for messy indoor fun.

Friday, April 21   PAPER MAKING SESSION 2    
9:00am-12:00pm

Explore along the woodland paths for natural materials to include into your designs. Experiment with natural dyes. Dress for messy indoor and outdoor fun.


Wed.,  April 19 SPRINGTIME AMPHIBIANS  (ages 6-8)   1:00pm-4:00pm
Hike out to a springtime pool in search of frogs and salamanders. Wear waterproof boots or footwear that can get wet and muddy.


Saturday, April 15 EGGCELLENT ADVENTURE
(Ages 9 & up) 
1:00pm-3:00pm
Members $30    Non-members $40

Dyeing to explore an Easter tradition? Work with natural materials such as onion skins and feathery ferns to create amazing egg designs for a special basket collection to take home. We will also create Easter-themed molded chocolates. All materials included.


 


Canoe Class


Tide Pool Class


Critter Capers


Craft Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

info@thorntonburgess.org

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