Greenbelt Family Nature Series Nurtures Conservation Ethic in Children
To help introduce our next generation of environmental leaders to the wonders of our natural world, Greenbelt is partnering with North
Shore Nature Programs and veteran environmental educator Andrew Prazar to offer a special series of four, FREE 2-hour naturalist-led family programs on Greenbelt properties.
Each program will have a seasonal focus and allow for kids, parents, grandparents and caregivers to experience local landscapes and nature, while learning and exploring the natural history of
each site. From mid-winter to late summer, the programs are dedicated to help children fall in love with nature. Programs are limited to maximum of 20 people. Recommended ages
are 6 and older.
Family Nature Series - Wild Edibles for Kids
Greenbelt and North Shore Nature Programs present a yummy walk around Cox Reservation where you'll munch on edible plants on the property.
Your guide, Andrew Prazar, will show you how to spot edible plants and teach us about what to eat and what not to eat outdoors. Of course, we'll try a few of the most tasty edible treats!
Some plants we might taste include Juneberries, Dandelions, Lamb's Quarters, Cattails, Milkweed, and Pineapple Weed flowers. You'll also learn about nuts that come from local trees and we'll hunt for some other fun plants like Sassafrass and Beach Plum.
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 4:00-6:00 pm
WHERE: Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Ave., Essex, MA
*Parents- Give a call or send an email if you have any questions! 978-768-7241, ext. 17 or email@example.com
Family Nature Series - Discover the Salt Marsh
Discover the ecosystem of the Salt Marsh! Wear your muck boots to tromp through the marsh grass to meet insects, fish, horseshoe crabs, algae, and all sorts of marshland birds like herrons and maybe an osprey.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.