cook over a campfire
draw in the shade garden
hike a stream
milk a cow
Sign up now so you don’t miss all this good fun.
Please join us for a morning of simple, hands on activities inspired by nature. Children and families will have opportunities to engage with fields, streams and forests through fun nature based exploration and experimentation. Pediatrician Dr. Andrew Jones will be on hand to speak with parents. Come prepared to be outdoors with water, snack, sunscreen & bug spray. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate!
Pre-Register now at www.milfordrec.com.
Come to Beaver Brook in Hollis to enjoy some outdoor fun. Rent snowshoes at the office for $10 /day ($8 Friends of BBA), grab a map and get outside for some fresh air. We have snowshoes for students and adults. The winter woods are more active with life than you think!
Call BBA if you have questions 603-465-7787
It’s cold outside, so all the more reason to keep your exercise routine strictly indoors, right? Not so fast. There are plenty of health-promoting reasons to get your exercise groove on in the great outdoors this time of year. With the right warm gear, you can still enjoy many of your favorite warm-weather ways to keep fit, or go with the snow flow by enjoying winter sports like cross-country skiing that get your heart pumping. From gym-germ avoidance to lining your wallet with more green, here are the top reasons to take it outside.
1. Sunlight will lift your spirits–take a walk at noon.
2. Avoid those germs at the gym.
3. Give your head and lungs a break from the indoor air.
4. Connect with nature
5. Conserve gas and money by finding free beautiful places to explore near home
6. Avoid or reduce severity of colds by getting regular outdoor exercise in winter
September 28 & 29 11am-5 pm
Nature’s Retreat Art & Photography Show
Featured Artist: Corinne Dodge plus the art of 50 other artists from the region
Saturday, September 28, 2013
11 am Hapless Homespun
11:30 am Composting demonstration in Compost Court Maple Hill Gardens
12 Wildlife Encounter
1 pm Wingmasters, Birds of Prey
2 pm Amy Conley Singalong
3 pm Wingmasters, Birds of Prey
4 pm. A special craft event will take place at the Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28th at 4:00PM. Edith Couchman will lead an Andy Goldsworthy project for an hour. There will be time to look over and discuss samples of Goldsworthy’s work, then take a walk in the fields and forest to do an ephemeral project. Space is limited to 10 families, so call 603 465-7787 to sign up today!.
11 am Robie Bones plays music
12 Tina and Sierra Landel on fiddle & Guitar
1 pm Eyes on Owls
2 pm Guided Hike with Beaver Brook Naturalist
2 pm Harmonica Saints
3 pm Eyes on Owls
Ongoing: See angora rabbits and spinning of their fur to yarn.
Follow the pumpkin trail on Sassafras trail and a Story Walk about ” TipToe Joe” the black bear on the Wildflower Trail
Free Children’s Nature Crafts
Homemade food for sale
Dried herbal & flower arrangements for sale
Raffles and Silent Auction items galore!
“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” — Plato (Greek philosopher, 428 – 347 BC)
Sign up for Natural Wonders: A Parent & Preschooler class on Mondays or Tuesdays for one hour enjoying spring changes. Call to register 603-465-7787
NWF recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day. This can take place in a garden, a backyard, the park down the street, or any place that provides safe and accessible green spaces where children can learn and play. Scientific research shows kids are happier and healthier when outdoor time is in better balance with indoor time.