Thanks to support from the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., Mass Audubon will be offering free programs on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August from 9:30-11 am every . Some programs require pre-registration but many are drop-in.
Cost and Registration
All programs are free of charge!
Most are drop-in programs; those marked with a *require preregistration due to space limitations. Preregistration opens at 10am one week prior to the program date, and can be completed at www.massaudubon.org/southshore or by calling 781-837-9400.
The 2017 annual Pine Fest be held on Saturday May 20th from 10am-4pm at Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth MA. This FREE FAMILY DAY will be a blast for kids and adults . There will be orienteering, flower preserving, wood sculpture carving, hiking, charcoal making, campfire bread baking, bike safety check (bring your bikes), games, arts and crafts, demos and more!
There will 50 local organizations and performers will treat you to a full day of fun and playful learning at beautiful Charge Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest. Learn about the Pine Barrens. Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp. entertainment all day long.
*OUTDOOR FUN RAIN OR SHINE*
• Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp—taste the food!
• Kayaking instruction with Nemasket Kayak Center
• Big Ryan’s Tall Tales show 11:00 am
• Birds of Prey NE Reptile & Raptor show 12:45 pm
• Animals of the Pine Barrens show 12 & 2 pm
• Live Animals – some wild, some not
• Make Charcoal with Frank and friends
• Create a ‘food chain necklace’ with Waquoit Bay
• Survive with Badger Wilderness Guides
• Try archery with Buckley Family Archery Center
• Discover the wonders of the Mass. Coastal Pine
Barrens with your favorite planet–loving groups!
• Tasteful Adventure ethnic foods and much more!
Norwell Farms Wake Up the Farm will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 9am – 12pm for our annual “Wake Up the Farm” spring festival. This is a fun, family-friendly, free event!
The farmers will be selling organically grown seedlings, and our educational staff will be on hand to offer free advice and demonstrations to help you get your home garden up and running for the season. Kids activities include farm animals, a bounce house, and other farm-themed fun!
Blue Barn Farm
Butterflies of Cape Cod
Cross Street Flower Farm
Food and drinks will be available for sale from Vela Juice Bar and The Rolling Roost!
Special thanks to our community partners, Busy Bee Jumpers & Tents who have donated a bounce house for our event!
Come Celebrate Spring at the Plymouth Sheriff’s County Farm Spring Festival for on Saturday, May 13th from 10am to 1pm. This is a great free event kids and families.
This free, fun family event will have hayrides, children’s ID, K-9 Demonstration, Touch a Truck, NE Wildlife Exhibit, children’s t-shirts and a craft ( while supplies last). Spring flowers will be ready and all plant sale proceeds go to funding inmate rehabilitation programs
The Gardening Green Expo will be held on Saturday April 1st 10-4pm at Kennedy Country gardens in Scituate! It will be a day of great new, and traditional gardening ideas.
The theme for this year is Beautiful Landscapes Less Water, and the event will feature talks and demonstrations on how to make your yard beautiful and bountiful and save water at the same time! The expo is Saturday, April 1 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Kennedy’s Country Gardens, 85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy (Rt. 3A), Scituate. This is a FREE event and is family friendly, so bring the kids!
Drought tolerant plants, composting and amending your soil, organic lawn care practices, the importance of healthy soil, low-water grass seed cultivars, managing your water resources, soil testing, incorporating edibles into your landscape and animals that help the garden – these are just a few of the speakers, workshops and exhibits coming to the Gardening Green Expo.
You can stroll through Greenhouse 4 and visit with vendors of products and services that will help you get the best out of your garden and lawn. The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association will once again be providing soil testing (Click here for instructions on preparing your soil sample), as well as focusing on drought tolerant plants. There will also be talks by local experts and environmental organizations:
10:00am – Benefits of a Healthy Soil – Kerry Richardson, Bower & Branch/Organic Plant Magic
11:00am – Biochar – A Miracle for Your Yard and the Planet – Debbie Cook, Biochar Enthusiast
12:00noon – Organic Lawns in Drought Conditions – Mike Donoghue, Living Niche Organic Land Care
1:00pm – Edible Landscaping – Jon Belber, Friends of Holly Hill Farm
2:00pm – Caterpillar Tunnels – Inexpensive Sustainability Solutions – Doug Lowry, Mass Audubon
3:00pm – Managing our Water Resources for the Future – Innovative Tools and Tactics for Water
Conservation – Samantha Woods, North and South Rivers Watershed Association
Kennedy’s Country Gardens
85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy – Scituate