Summer 2014 Programming

Read on for park days, workshops and other fun meet-ups that the LACI gang is planning for this summer. Let us know if you’d like to join us!

June:

Tuesday, 6/10: Dean Park picnic and play, 11:00 at the North Pavilion
Meet at the North Pavilion (map of Dean Park) and bring balls, hoola-hoops or any other outdoor toys and games that your kids enjoy. Oh, and your lunch, too.

Tuesday, 6/24: Pond Analysis Workshop, 1:30 – 3:30
Dean Park Pond, Shrewsbury (park in Parking Lot #1 http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/egov/docs/1228942835_834503.pdf, walk up the left side of the pond to the little white rectangle which is a groundskeeper’s building. We’ll be on the other side of that.)

members: $12 per child or $30 family (parents are free)
non-members: $17 per child or $40 family (parents are free)
Members are families that were registered for the spring 2014 session, or are registered for the fall 2014 session.
All ages welcome; there will be different activities to satisfy kids from preschool to teens
*This is not intended to be a drop-off program, but if you have children older than 8 years and you’d like that option, please contact us.*

Join us for a ponding adventure as we explore the wilds of Dean Park Pond! We’ll be discovering the ecosystem(s) of a thriving wetland environment while we collect water samples, critters and more. Plant and critter identification, examining water under microscopes and learning about protzoa and other microscopic organisms that live in water are just a few of the fun activities in store for us. We’ll also make our own water scopes, sketch and label our finds in our ponding journals, photograph specimens and wildlife, and leave with a bunch of home extension activities to continue your pond studies.

Plan to arrive around 1:20; we’ll be leaving for our tour around the pond at 1:30 and it might be hard to find us. 🙂

Please bring:
– puddle boots for the adventurers
– digital camera
– a bucket, yogurt container, jar or something to put samples in. We’ll have some collection jars with air holes and magnifiers to share but a bunch of different sizes will be nice to have.
– a half-gallon cardboard OJ or milk container (please bring extras if you have them because some people … like me … may not have these)
– chairs / blankets to sit on

To register:

– Send an email to LACI@LACIhomeschool.org with:
– Your name, address, email and phone number (you can leave out the contact info if we already have it on file)
– Children’s names and ages

– PayPal your registration fee to LACI@LACIhomeschool.org OR
– Send a check payable to “LACI Homeschoolers’ Association” to:
Debbie McDuffee
67 Oak Ave.
Northborough, MA 01532
ATTN: LACI

July:

Tuesday, July 8: Dean Park picnic and play, 11:00 at the North Pavilion

 August:

Tuesday, 8/5: Dean Park picnic and play, 11:00 at the North Pavilion
Meet at the North Pavilion (map of Dean Park) and bring balls, hoola-hoops or any other outdoor toys and games that your kids enjoy. Oh, and your lunch, too.

Thursday, 8/21: Fruitlands picnic and play, noon
Meet at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA (everyone just pays their own way) for picnic, hikes, exploration and more.

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