Winter is a great time to be outside exploring the natural world, so stretch your legs and join us for one or more of these winter vacation week family programs. Please note that there is a different fee for the Bird Feeder program.
It's Cold Out There! Winter Animal Survival: Tuesday, December 28
We will explore the woodlands of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about the amazing adaptations of animals in winter. In order to survive, winter wildlife must find food and stay warm and you will learn about animal dwellings and practice building your own shelter to see if you have what it takes to survive and thrive in the cold winter.
Who's Been Here? Winter Wildlife Tracking: Wednesday, December 29
Ever wonder about those tracks in the snow in your backyard? Winter is a wonderful time of year to explore and learn about the many natural signs that can be used to track wildlife. Learn how to identify the different tracks and signs of the animals of winter animals as we walk the trails and explore different habitats.
Parent & Child Build a Bird Feeder: Thursday, December 30
Brighten up your yard this winter with a bird feeder handmade by you and your child. Each family will receive a kit containing all the necessary parts and step-by-step instructions to build a feeder that will attract chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, and many other birds to your yard. A short presentation will highlight the birds that commonly come to feeders, and we will also observe birds in the sanctuary's bird garden.
This program is intended for one parent and one child per registration. Each registered pair will receive one bird feeder kit. All materials provided.
Wear comfortable weather- appropriate clothes and shoes. Please bring a hammer.
Program meets in front of Nature Center.
PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Participants are required to follow masking and social distancing guidelines.