Boston Nature Center

February 16, 2007
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Kids explore the grounds of the Boston Nature Center.

WOODBOURNE—The Boston Nature Center is a community-based education center and wildlife sanctuary affiliated with Mass Audubon on the Mattapan/Jamaica Plain/Roslindale border.

Its all-inclusive programs are offered both on-site and off-site and often occur with an array of collaborators and partners. Interactive exhibits and community programs integrated in a seasonal theme provide the focus and opportunities to learn and teach about the natural world and understand how it works.

February Vacation Week
Tues., Feb. 20-Fri., Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ages 6-14. Explore nature at the grounds of the Boston Nature Center through minds-on, hands-on investigations. Sliding scale fee. An April vacation week (April 17-20) nature program is similar to February vacation week with a focus on learning about where food comes from.

Ongoing Programs
Early Explorers, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., ages 3-6, with an adult. Join us on first and third Thursdays for stories, games, and outdoor explorations. Each session will focus on a different topic; come to any number of sessions. Please bring a small snack to enjoy at the end of the program. Thurs., March 1: Worms and Soil; Thurs., March 15: Spring Colors.

Scientists in Action, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m., ages 7-10. Looking for something fun and different to do in the afternoon? Join the Scientists in Action on second and fourth Thursdays! Participants will explore outdoors, do science experiments, and more. Thurs., March 8: Animal Adaptations; Thurs., March 22: Signs of Spring.

A summer-long day camp focuses on a different nature topic each week.

The Boston Nature Center is located at 100 Walk Hill St. in Mattapan. For more information, call 983-8500 or see www.massaudubon.org/boston.
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