March Equinox marks the arrival of Spring in New England. We will use nature journals to record spring happenings with a focus on birds. We will monitor bird populations and sketch and describe what we see at the bird feeders, constantly watching for new arrivals on the sanctuary. We will clean out and - if needed - repair the bluebird boxes in preparation for bluebird nesting season that starts in March. Throughout the month, we'll observe the boxes from a non-threatening distance to monitor nest-building activity, including any decorations the male bluebird has added to attract his mate. April showers will bring May flowers that attract pollinating insects. Using our observation skills, we will search for inter-relationships between plants and animals in a variety of habitats. We'll create floral potpourri bags and solitary bee homes from upcycled materials to take home or place on the sanctuary.
Classes will be held outdoors except for extreme inclement weather. Health forms are required for drop off students. Families are always welcome to remain on the sanctuary.
Homeschool Classes for 5-7 and 8-12-year olds meet at the same time except for the May 6 class
Please note: This program will be conducted in accordance with current municipal, state, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. This program will meet and take place outdoors. Masks or face coverings are required for activities where participants need to move inside or during close contact outside. There will be opportunities for mask breaks as needed. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.
We look forward to learning with you!