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Nature Walk in Washburn Park

Washburn Park Washburn Park, Marion, MA

We will be meeting at Washburn park to look for frogs, turtles and whatever else we can find. This program will involve walking through brush so please use plenty of insect protection, sunscreen, sensible footwear and a hat. We recommend the students bring something to drink.  

Forest Bathing

Washburn Park Washburn Park, Marion, MA

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we…


Nature Journaling

Washburn Park Washburn Park, Marion, MA

Nature journaling is the practice of taking your observations of nature and expressing them by drawing and/or writing in your own individual style. This requires that you slow down and clear your mind as well as increase your attention to detail and appreciation of beauty. The journal you create will be unique and will allow…


Eastern Box Turtle Adult Program

Washburn Park Washburn Park, Marion, MA

Presented by Brian Butler, Oxbow Associates Brian is president and lead scientist for Oxbow Associates, an Environmental Consulting Firm frequently involved with field studies of Eastern Box Turtles in the SouthCoast Region and elsewhere in New England. Box Turtles are a uniquely North American species group and Massachusetts is the current northern limit of their…

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