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Gather the family and spend some time quality time outdoors this week at great events happening across the state. Ongoing through September, Join DCR’s Great Park Pursuit! The Great Park Pursuit (GPP) invites families and youth groups to register as a team and be challenged to visit 6 “park pursuits” each individually created by the teams themselves. Teams can visits DCR parks and programs near their home or plan adventures across the commonwealth. Look to your Mass state parks for some fun and creative challenges for the family to liven up your summer plans.
Planning to head to the beach this week? Come check out the Creature Feature programs at Scusset Beach this Tuesday and Horseneck Beach this Thursday. Kids will have the opportunity to explore their curiosity and discover some of the creatures leaving near the shore. Each week, interpreters will explore a new area of the beach and highlight different creatures.
At Mt. Tom State Reservation in Holyoke, bring your family to the Trail Kids program Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. Each week, children aged 7-9 can learn more about nature by joining in the games, crafts and explorations. This is a great program to add some nature into your child’s day and spend time with like-minded families.
On Wednesday, come out to Discovery Hour for kids hosted by Middlesex Fells Reservation, taking place at Veterans Memorial Pool in Everett. This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy a half hour program featuring a nature story and simple craft.
Want to learn something new with your family? Join the Cast Away Fishing Clinic this Friday hosted by Myles Standish State Forest. Park Interpreters provide a hands-on fishing demonstration and instruction, free and open to the public. Bring your fishing pole and bait – or borrow one of ours! Poles for borrow are in limited supply, so come early. Families should meet at the Fearing Pond Day Use Area and parking is free for the clinic.
For more great events happening this and every week, check out our outdoors calendar for events near you.
Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown posted on Jul 21
The town of Watertown, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be opening a Braille Trail and a Sensory Garden, one of the few parks of its kind. Breaking ground on July 21st, this project hopes to be completed by late …Continue Reading Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July