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Free Family Events At Northfield Mountain

posted Mar 13, 2012, 11:13 AM by Corey Haynes

FREE FAMILY EVENTS AT Northfield Mountain

Birding Along the Connecticut River
Saturday, March 24: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
For ages 12 and older
Free
Pre-registration required at 1-800-859-2960

Barton Cove and the Power Canal in Turners Falls are two great spots to view migrating birds in March. Join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center for Birding along the Connecticut River We’ll begin indoors at Northfield Mountain, with a brief introduction to field identification tips, and head out in search of ducks, geese and other birds along the Connecticut River. Bring binoculars and a field guide if available. Program will require carpooling.



Mother Nature's Child
Viewing Location: USFWS Headquarters on Rt. 9 in Hadley MA
Thursday, March 29; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For adults interested in children's development, education and health
Free

The Valley Environmental Education Collaborative (VEEC) will be showing the new film,Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Up in the Media Age. Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development. The film asks the questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place of risk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning? What does it mean to educate the ‘whole’ child?

Mother Nature’s Child will be followed by break-out sessions so that participants can go deeper into the topic that interests them. Parents, educators, school administrators and other interested adults - please join us to explore this timely topic in children’s development, education, and health. This event will be a springboard for a variety of programs that will be launched in the spring of 2012 aimed at getting families and children outdoors. The topic is of great relevance to the environmental education profession and the program is made possible by a grant from Northeast Utilities. In case of inclement weather cancellation, call 413-255-8303 after 3 p.m. on March 29.
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