Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary offers three days of vacation fun for families with children ages 4 and up during the December school vacation week. Call to pre-register.
Survivor (12/27, 1pm-2:30pm): Through teamwork and problem-solving, explore the woodlands of the sanctuary and learn about survival: build shelters, collect firewood, and find food and a water source.. Fee: $9/adults, $7/children (discount for Mass Audubon members).
Parent/Child Build a Bird Feeder (12/28, 1pm-2:30pm): Brighten up your yard this winter with a bird feeder handmade by you and your child. All materials and instruction provided; just bring a hammer. Afterwards, observe the sanctuary feeders to see what birds are coming to them. Fee: $20 per family ($18/Mass Audubon member families). The fee includes one kit; extra kits can be purchased for $12 each ( limited quantities – please inquire when you register.)
Predator Party (12/29, 1pm-2:30pm): Take a walk to look for fishers, river otters, foxes, hawks, and owls on the sanctuary. Tracks, chews, scat, pellets, and bones will show us where predators have partied. Fee: $9/adults, $7/children (discount for Mass Audubon members).