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In this two-day program students will develop outdoor skills while exploring the woods, wetlands and beach, observing the natural world on a deeper level.
On day one, following fun and interactive activities that introduce the animals, plants, and natural communities of the Center Hill Preserve, students will head to the beach where they can observe the variety of life found in a real tide pool.
On day two, students will learn about our local woods and wildlands and then, following in Thoreau’s footprints, visit a pitch pine-oak forest, the signature community of our globally rare Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens ecoregion.
On both days students will be encouraged to collect leaves, bugs, feathers and such to bring back to our “lab” for closer observation. We’ll be using a Dinoscope, which displays the magnified specimen on a large screen, allowing us to maintain physical distancing and for all participants to observe the images at the same time. Students will be able to take home images of their specimens.

Instructor: Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance (SEMPBA)


Please bring with you:
-Snacks, lunch, and water or something else to drink
-Rain boots for tidepool day, good walking shoes for woods and wildlands. Spare socks / shoes if they get wet or muddy
-Sunscreen & Insect repellent
-A notebook and writing utensils to take notes in
-Long white socks are encouraged to help prevent ticks from possibly hiding on clothes

COVID-19 Guidelines
-Masks are required whenever inside and within six feet of others outdoors.

Registration and Refund Information
  • Registration: Student is only considered registered (and spot reserved) in a program once payment is received. Online registration & payment is the quickest and easiest way to secure a spot in a program. Registration is also accepted in our office and by mail on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Refunds: There will be a $10 processing fee for all refunds/credits and all requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program. (There are no refunds for activities that require a uniform or jersey after it is ordered).
  • Age Requirement: Participants must be the minimum age for the program on the first scheduled day of class.
  • Proof of Age: A document showing date of birth (birth certificate, passport, physical form or other official document) must be provided for each child when registering for their first program with us.
  • Non-Resident Fee: There is a $10 per participant per program surcharge for non-Plymouth residents. (This $10 NR fee is non-refundable unless the Recreation Dept. cancels the program before it starts. If the program runs and is then cancelled the $10 NR is non-refundable. If you withdraw from the program the $10 NR fee is non-refundable and the $10 cancellation fee is still applied)
  • Confirmations: Please keep a record of your registration. Confirmations are emailed as soon as your registration is processed; no further confirmations or reminders are provided.
  • Registration: Student is only considered registered (and spot reserved) in a program once payment is received. Online registration & payment is the quickest and easiest way to secure a spot in a program. Registration is also accepted in our office and by mail on a first-come first-served basis. SPOTS ARE NOT HELD FOR PROGRAMS UNLESS PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
  • Refunds: There will be a $10 processing fee for all refunds/credits and all requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program. (There are no refunds for activities that require a uniform or jersey after it is ordered).
  • Age Requirement: Participants must be the minimum age for the program by the first scheduled day of the program. (Effective Fall 2018)
  • Proof of Age: A document showing date of birth (birth certificate, passport, physical form or other official document) must be provided for each child when registering for their first program with us.
  • Non-Resident Fee: There is a $10 per participant per program surcharge for non-Plymouth residents. (This $10 NR fee is non-refundable unless the Recreation Dept. cancels the program before it starts. If the program runs and is then cancelled the $10 NR is non-refundable. If you withdraw from the program the $10 NR fee is non-refundable and the $10 cancellation fee is still applied)
  • Confirmations: Please keep a record of your registration. Confirmations are emailed as soon as your registration is processed; no further confirmations or reminders are provided.
  • Outdoor Programs: Due to any weather cancellations, programs could be scheduled a make class that extends beyond the original end date, or at an indoor location. No refunds or credits will be given for make up dates.
  • Cancellations: Due to any cancellations, programs could be scheduled a make class that extends beyond the original end date. No refunds or credits will be given for make up dates

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Naturalists in Training Session 1 
21SUMNIT1
8 - 12  N/A  MTu  06/28/2021 - 06/29/2021
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

SEMPBA office-158 Center Hill Road
$35.00 R, $45.00 NR
2 days M & Tu
 
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Naturalists in Training Session 2 
21SUMNIT2
8 - 12  N/A  TuW  07/20/2021 - 07/21/2021
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

SEMPBA office-158 Center Hill Road
$35.00 R, $45.00 NR
2 days M & Tu
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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