Here's a great opportunity to hit the beach and learn a fun new skill with family members. There you can check out and try striper fishing in the surf. Area fishermen will be available Saturday mornings in June to teach the next generation of surfcasters the finer points of surfcasting at Crane Beach.
This tour of Halibut Point State Park focuses on the stone-cutting history of the park's unique granite quarry. Meet at the Halibut Point State Park visitors center for this comprehensive granite experience! View the film, “The Uncut Block,” tour the Babson Farm Quarry at the ocean's edge in Rockport, learn about derricks & deadmen, and watch the fascinating granite splitting demonstration. Appropriate for children.
Take a trip Down Under with Creature Teachers and the likes of a cockatoo, kookaburra, wallaby, cuscus, woma python, blue-tongue skink, bearded dragon, a pair of White’s tree frogs and other animals not seen beyond the unique ecosystem of this island continent.
Heidi Dallin's Youth Acting Workshops at the Gloucester Stage Company are a fantastic introduction to theatre basics. Ms. Dallin's workshops are designed to provide young people who possess a variety of abilities and levels of interest, an outlet to develop self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills.
There's a mystery afoot in Motham City! Detective Ace Lacewing is on the case — and we have the mastermind at hand. Meet David Biedrzycki, author and illustrator of the Ace Lacewing series! Discover how real insects influenced his illustrations, and try some drawing techniques of your own.
All children have an innate musical ability that needs a little nurturing to become a fun and educational source of entertainment. The Kiwi Girl has developed an active approach to teaching music through singing, movement and instrument playing. Her teaching-by-doing approach will help your child learn advanced musical concepts like rhythm, pitch and form, and kids will naturally progress to the point of having a desire to learn a musical instrument.
Cape Ann Art Haven has a week full of fun activities planned for kids during April Vacation week. There are programs for all ages that will appeal to many styles of artistic expression. From Story Telling and Gardening day to a Girl's Overnight, there is certainly at least one program that your child will enjoy!
Learning geography is sometimes difficult, but doing so sets a solid foundation on which to build an education rich with history, international relations, religious understanding, cultural empathy and philosophy. This seems to be National Geographic's motivation in their effort rebuilding National Geographic Education to create a wonderful resource for not only teachers and educators, but for students and parents as well. The site is still a beta version, but it's definitely worth a peak.