Autumn is really when New England shines. The changing leaves, crisp breezes, and preparing wildlife inspires the world to flock to here. Join us for this virtual and sensory-friendly introduction into the science of autumn. We'll discuss the many ways that plants change during the fall (including why leaves change color and fall off of so many trees and the interesting ways plants spread their seeds. You'll also learn strategies animals use when it starts to get cold outside, and investigate which local animals migrate, sleep, or stay active. Can you guess where some insects go when it's too cold? After our first online class, you can do universally-designed observation activities on your own. Then finally, we'll share our discoveries together during the second online class.
Presenters: Jeremy Mombourquette, Oak Knoll Teacher-Naturalist, Erin Pitkin, Drumlin Farm Accessibility Coordinator, Lucy Gertz, Mass Audubon Education Department Project Manager
'Thanks to a generous funder, individuals and small groups can participate in any of these programs (the online workshop and the outdoor programs) at no cost, as space allows. To enroll in one of the free spaces, simply email a message to email@example.com
In order to participate in this online program you will need internet access along with a computer (laptop or desktop) with audio. For the observation exercises, you will need access to any local outdoor space.'
There will be optional, add-on, in-person programs offered on the All Persons Trails at several Mass Audubon sanctuaries throughout October. See Wonders of Fall - Sensory-Friendly, Accessible Outdoor Adventures for Everyone.