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Rangers Summer Programs 2017

RANGERS  (ages 10-12)
Class size maximum for this age group is 15 or as stated below

Classes meet 9am to noon unless otherwise noted.

Dress for outdoors and bring a snack. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE NUT PRODUCTS IN ANY SNACKS.

 CHILDREN’S  SUMMER  DAILY  PROGRAMS

   FEES: Listed with each class.  Please call the office to register 508-888-6870

A limited number of scholarships are available based on available funds.  Please email the   Education Director with your request.  mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org 

 PROGRAM AND STAFF INFORMATION:

Our children’s programs are aligned for E-STEM (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Be sure to read the weekly course outlines. Your child’s attendance for the full week ensures all content is covered.  Individual day registrations will also be accepted. 

Please note that Class Drop Off / Pick Up Locations vary week to week and even daily.  Each day’s class location is found under the BOLD Class Title and to the right of the date.  A detailed summer class location description is found on our web site under Child Programs. 

While weekly sessions for the different age groups may have the same title, every session is age/ability appropriate.  There may be explorations out on the water noted alongside the daily location.  Discoverers & Explorers explore the pond at Green Briar in our 14 foot canoe-catamaran powered by staff and junior naturalist volunteers.  Rangers use single canoes and are arranged according to experience/ability as noted by our staff.  Our staff provide necessary age/size appropriate flotation vests.  You are welcome to bring your own vests on those days. 

Each Class is led by a Burgess Society Teacher/Naturalist who is Pediatric First Aid Certified and CORI checked with a Summer Naturalist Assistant.  Peter Rabbit’s Friends, Discoverers and Explorers are also assisted by a volunteer Junior Naturalist Aide.  Classes are limited up to 12 children for Peter Rabbit’s Friends and up to 14 children for Discoverers and Explorers. 

DAILY REQUIREMENTS:  Each child will need a hat, shoes that suit the class (never send a child in flip flops) and a snack.  Water is provided.  Please avoid sugary drinks and canned sodas.  OUR CLASSES AND CLASSROOMS ARE NUT FREE ZONES. 

KITCHEN SCIENTIST
-Foam and Fizz
$33M   $48NM        
Session 1 July 7 1-4:00pm  Meets at Green Briar
Session 2 August 4  1-4:00pm Meets at Green Briar
       
CAPE COD PIRATES   $88M  $113NM  
Limited to 10 participants.
   
Session 1 July 20   1:00-4:30 Meets at Green Briar
  July 21 1:00-4:30 Departs from Green Briar
Session 2 August 10 1:00-4:30 Meets at Green Briar
  August 11 1:00-4:30 Departs from Green Briar
       
TIDAL POOLS AT NIGHT $33M  $48NM    
Session 1  July 12 7:30 - 9:30pm Meets Horizon's Lot
Session 2 August 23  6:30 - 8:30pm Meets Horizon's Lot
       
POND AND STREAM SAFARI by CANOE $40M   $55NM    
Session 1 Tidal Creeks          July 26 1:00 - 4:30pm   Meets at Game Farm  
Session 2   Smiling Pool and S'mores August 18 6:30 - 9:30pm Meets at Green Briar

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 

CAPE COD PIRATES:

Discover the fact and fable about famous pirates who sailed Cape waters.  Paddle out on the Smiling Pool in search of a hidden treasure chest filled with booty.  Day two we head off in the Society van to visit the amazing Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth to learn more about Cape Cod Pirates. Admission and transportation costs included in the fee.  

KITCHEN SCIENTISTS Foam and Fizz:

Kitchen scientists experiment with common kitchen products like vinegar, baking soda, corn starch and yeast to create amazing foaming fountains and awesome "Elephant Toothpaste". 

POND AND STREAM SAFARI CANOE EXPLORE:

TIDAL CREEKS meets at the Scorton Creek landing at the East Sandwich Game Farm.  Explore the amazing creatures found along the banks of marsh creeks.  Scope out fiddler crabs, ribbed mussels, a variety of minnows and even some larger fish as we travel up Scorton Creek and over to Talbot's Point for a snack in the pine grove.    Prior paddling experience is helpful.   

SMILING POOL PADDLE AND S'MORE ROAST meets at Green Briar for a late day paddle in search of otter, muskrat, black-crowned night heron and osprey.  End the night fireside for a s'more-making session.  

TIDAL POOLS AT NIGHT:

As the night descends amazing creatures move into the shallow pools to hunt and hide.  We'll look for squid babies, moon snails, tidal pool sculpin fish and huge rock crabs. Bring a flashlight or head lamp.  Wear a jacket or sweatshirt.  We will end the night with a warming fire and marshmallow roast on the beach.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870