WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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ers will make leaf collages, pick fresh mint to make tea, "bake" a mud pie, or pet a bunny in a "bunny circle." Older farmers might help collect flowers to sell at the roadside stand, pull carrots from the ground, or feed the pigs and goats. No matter their age, kids will go to camp clean and curious and come home muddy and inspired. Each program is designed for a specific age group and is meant to teach our youth about food sources, ecology, respect for animals, and personal responsibility for our environment. Programs fill up quickly. Half-day and full-day options available. For more information visit www.natickfarm.org. Mass Audubon Programs Founded in 1892, Mass Audubon protects 37,500 acres of land across Massachusetts, making nature accessible to everyone, young and old. It also offers enriching summer camps where kids can explore, con- nect with nature, and develop their love for the outdoors. Broadmoor in Natick and Drumlin Farm in Lincoln are two of those camps right next door. Broadmoor Nature Camp Broadmoor wildlife sanctuary in Natick offers a range of summer camps for kids ages 4−14 that lets them explore the outdoors and learn to appreciate it. Kids will participate in nature-inspired games, crafts, and activities. Younger campers will discover frogs, turtles and dragonflies in the marsh and roam the fields, while older campers will canoe and journey beyond the sanctuary. For more information on Broadmoor Nature Camp, visit www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/ wildlife-sanctuaries/broadmoor/summer-camp. LINCOLN Drumlin Farm Programs "Our programs encourage campers to explore local habitats while connect- ing them to the joys and wonders of the natural landscape." – Robin Stuart, Director of Education Programs, Drumlin Farm At this 206-acre wildlife sanctuary and working farm, campers ages 4–18 will hopefully develop an appreciation for nature, the land, and wildlife. Campers will learn about sustainable farming and caring for farm animals. They will observe native birds and other wildlife, create nature-focused crafts, play games, sing songs, and even cook! And they won't even realize how much they're learning. For more information on Drumlin Farm programs visit www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/ wildlife-sanctuaries/drumlin-farm. Beyond our Borders The organizations and programs listed here are just a handful of those available. With teachers, schools, and parents stressing the importance of protecting our planet and more and more of us working to educate the next generation about caring for our environment, almost every town has something unique and special to offer. All you have to do is look. W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8 147 education "the importance of protecting our planet"

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