Pick #1: Audubon Nature Festival at Ipswich River
Sunday, June 5th 10:00-4:00 rain or shine @ the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
$15 per car…member and non-member
Join us on Sunday, June 5 for a day of nature and fun. Featuring Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes on Owls.An unforgettable natural history experience for the whole family!
Among the many activities:
- Live owl presentations throughout the day
- Insect Zoo
- Face-painting & Henna
- Children’s games and activities
- Craft demonstrations & sales
- Butterfly Plant Sale
- Food! Whoopie Wagon! Captain Dusty’s ice cream!
- Raffle with lots of great items to choose from
- Naturalist-guided walks & pond explorations
- Guided tours of our butterfly & bird habitat gardens
- Exhibits and activities on solar power, sustainability, & being green
- Native reptiles & amphibians exhibit
- Live music all day
Pick #2: Intro to Geocaching at the Cox Reservation
My boys and I love using our hand-held GPS to look for geocache boxes in our area. I’ve been meaning…and will eventually…do a blog post it. For now, I bet this event will be lots of fun!
Saturday, June 4th 1:00-2:30
Come experience the fun new sport of Geocaching, the web-based hide-and-seek game that is growing by leaps and bounds across the country!
Instructors will share how to use a GPS unit and astute powers of observation to find hidden caches at the Cox Reservation.
Learn strategies for locating cleverly hidden caches and Geocaching etiquette.
Along the way, we will also teach basic GPS skills, including creating waypoints and plotting a course. One GPS unit will be provided to be shared per family.
RSVP. Capacity limited.
We will be walking on woodland paths. Proper footwear and insect repellent are recommended.
Pick #3: Cape Ann Harbor Tours Water Shuttle
According to their schedule they should be operating 12:00-4:00 on the weekends now.
We love hopping on the Lady Jillian, going for a cruise around the harbor, listening to the informative tour, and maybe jumping off for a bite to eat, an ice cream, or a stroll through Rocky Neck before getting back on to head home.
Not only a great mode of transportation, but also an inexpensive way to spend some time on the water with the kids.
As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid