April Vacation Adventure Days: Series

Sponsored by Ipswich River


4 classes (show schedule)
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Ipswich River Education Staff


(suitable for children 5 - 11 years)




Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

For children in grades K through 5. You can sign up for individual days or all four days at a discounted rate.

* Please choose the appropriate age level for your child from the drop-down menu when you register. This helps us ensure that we maintain the proper child to instructor ratio.

Fee for the week (Tuesday through Friday):
$197 members, $209 nonmembers
Fee per day: $58 members, $68 nonmembers
Spring is an exciting time for outdoor discovery. We have put together four days of hands-on awesome activities to explore the natural world in spring. Sharpen your observation skills as we locate and learn about bugs, search for salamanders, watch birds gather nesting materials, and much more. Participants will be divided into smaller groups by age.

Tuesday, April 16: Amazing Mammals
Today our theme is the plant-eating mammals that make their home at the sanctuary. We hope to catch glimpses of them, and certainly we'll see signs that they are living here. Participate in a mammal obstacle course. Build a beaver and muskrat lodge as a group, and track deer and other mammals in the fields and forests of the sanctuary.
Wednesday, April 17: Winged Wonders
Spring is in full swing and all our flying friends are in a frenzy. If it has wings, we'll find it and learn about the different ways creatures use their wings. Using binoculars, nets, and bug boxes, we'll take an up-close look at birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and other insects that make their homes at the sanctuary.
Thursday, April 18: Water World
Wetlands are wonderful places full of fascinating animals and plants. Together we will discover the wetland habitats of the sanctuary. We'll hike to Hassocky Meadow and search for ducks, turtles, snakes, and more. We will continue our explorations at a real vernal pool and look for breeding salamanders, Wood Frogs, and their egg masses.

Friday, April 19: Soil Scientists
Get your hands dirty and dig into the science of soil. Meet the critters of the sanctuary that call dirt home. Worms, millipedes, sow bugs, weasels, and voles are a few soil creatures that we will hope to see. Find out what it takes to make a garden grow, before preparing and planting your own take-home garden.

Instructions and Directions:

Meets in the Barn. A confirmation with more details will be sent.

Registration is required.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
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