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Junior Rangers – Session 2 10:30 am
Junior Rangers – Session 2 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Become a Junior Ranger!  Mondays at 10:30 am: July 25, August 1, 8, & 15 –Earn your Junior Ranger Patch. –Learn the Junior Ranger code. –Become a Connecticut River watershed expert. Find out who lives along the canal-side bike path and river in Turners Falls. –For ages 8 to 11 with a parent/guardian. Starting July 25th and ending August 15th, the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls offers a four-part nature education workshop for young naturalists ages eight to eleven. Friends and siblings welcome. We will meet July 25, August 1, 8 & 15. Children with a parent/ guardian should meet at the Discovery Center lobby at 10:30 am. Programming will last about an hour.  Junior Ranger programs are free and open to all.  Space is limited, so please register at:  (413) 863-3221.
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Kidleidoscope – Dragonflies 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Dragonflies @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope—Dragonflies Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
3rd Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park 11:00 am
3rd Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park @ Unity Park
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
3rd Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park This all ages Native American cultural celebration at Unity Park is sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project and Turners Falls RiverCulture. Visit the Northfield Mountain and DCR tent to carve a homemade stamp, and begin a quest. People have gathered at the falls for thousands of years. This quest includes speaking with elders, while enjoying live music, drumming, storytelling, and crafts. Find out how the elders learned their special skills. Return to the tent to finish the quest and share stories.
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Junior Rangers – Session 3 10:30 am
Junior Rangers – Session 3 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Become a Junior Ranger!  Mondays at 10:30 am: July 25, August 1, 8, & 15 –Earn your Junior Ranger Patch. –Learn the Junior Ranger code. –Become a Connecticut River watershed expert. Find out who lives along the canal-side bike path and river in Turners Falls. –For ages 8 to 11 with a parent/guardian. Starting July 25th and ending August 15th, the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls offers a four-part nature education workshop for young naturalists ages eight to eleven. Friends and siblings welcome. We will meet July 25, August 1, 8 & 15. Children with a parent/ guardian should meet at the Discovery Center lobby at 10:30 am. Programming will last about an hour.  Junior Ranger programs are free and open to all.  Space is limited, so please register at:  (413) 863-3221.
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The Great Falls Coffeehouse presents—Enigmatica 7:00 pm
The Great Falls Coffeehouse presents—Enigmatica @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Great Falls Coffeehouse presents—Enigmatica  Enigmatica is a Mandolin ensemble that plays Baroque, Brazil & contemporary music.  Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local musical talent.  Refreshments available. Museum and museum store open during intermission. Suggested donations.
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Kidleidoscope – Bats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Bats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope—Bats Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Junior Rangers – Session 4 10:30 am
Junior Rangers – Session 4 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Become a Junior Ranger!  Mondays at 10:30 am: July 25, August 1, 8, & 15 –Earn your Junior Ranger Patch. –Learn the Junior Ranger code. –Become a Connecticut River watershed expert. Find out who lives along the canal-side bike path and river in Turners Falls. –For ages 8 to 11 with a parent/guardian. Starting July 25th and ending August 15th, the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls offers a four-part nature education workshop for young naturalists ages eight to eleven. Friends and siblings welcome. We will meet July 25, August 1, 8 & 15. Children with a parent/ guardian should meet at the Discovery Center lobby at 10:30 am. Programming will last about an hour.  Junior Ranger programs are free and open to all.  Space is limited, so please register at:  (413) 863-3221.
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Kidleidoscope – Snakes 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Snakes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope— Snakes Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The History of the Construction of Cabot Station 1:00 pm
The History of the Construction of Cabot Station @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The History of the Construction of Cabot Station An interactive historical review of the construction of Cabot Station at Montague City by historian Ed Gregory. Learn about the evolution of one of the largest electric power producers in Western Mass through vintage photos. This is in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of hydroelectricity at Cabot Station.
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Trees on the Trail 10:30 am
Trees on the Trail @ Great Falls Discovery Center and Canalside Rail Trail
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Trees on the Trail Meet at the entrance to the center to learn fun facts and identifying characteristics of our native trees that help keep our watershed healthy. Children of all ages accompanied by an adult are encouraged to join in an exploration of the Canalside Rail Trail. Please bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
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Kidleidoscope – Skunks 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Skunks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope—Skunks Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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