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12th Annual Family Fishing Day 10:00 am
12th Annual Family Fishing Day @ Great Falls Discovery Center, Barton Cove, Turners Falls Fishway
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
12th Annual Family Fishing Day! Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in a day of FREE fishing fun! Rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am to 2pm At Barton Cove in Gill:  Free fishing. Equipment is provided (please bring your fishing equipment if possible). No fishing license is needed. 10am to 2pm At the Great Falls Discovery Center: Free shuttle bus provided to and from Barton Cove. Fly tying and fly casting demonstrations. 2:30-3:30pm At the Great Falls Discovery Center: Fishing Story Hour in the Great Hall with DCR and Montague Public Library staff. 12-2pm At the Turners Falls Fishway: Fish Printing – the art of Gyotaku.  
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Eagle Day! 10:00 am
Eagle Day! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Soar Your Way to Eagle Day! 10am to 1pm:  Eagle investigation station and museum scavenger hunts. 10:30am  Kidleidoscope Eagle Story Time with DCR staff. 1pm “Great to be an Eagle!”  A musical written by Deer Path’s students and staff about the amazing story of bald eagle restoration. Sing along to catchy original songs, with accompaniment by musicians Carrie Ferguson, Garrett Sawyer, and James Rutter. In the Great Hall. 2:30-4pm:  Connecticut River natural history presentation by the Connecticut River Conservancy and participatory mural art creation for “The Power of Water/The Power of Words” Project. All ages. The Conservancy hosts a multimedia presentation about Connecticut River fish species and the impact of hydroelectric dams. Audience members of all ages will be invited to create a statement or drawing for the public art installation. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The Great Falls Discovery Center stays open late for more exploration. Programming support provided by the Wendell Arts Council, DCR, and the Connecticut River Conservancy.  
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Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! 10:30 am
Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! Kids – grab your parents and we’ll go exploring!  All ages are welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to see just how much you can see!  Meet at the main entrance to the Center. Please bring water, bug spray, sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Turtles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Turtles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour:  Turtles Come learn about our wildlife 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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Bird Beak Buffet Investigation Station 10:00 am
Bird Beak Buffet Investigation Station @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bird Beak Buffet Investigation Station All ages are welcome to explore the many different kinds of beaks of birds in the Connecticut River Watershed. Enjoy demonstrations, replicas, and crafts to consider how different birds eat different kinds of food. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the Great Hall.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Eagles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Eagles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour:  Eagles Come learn about our wildlife 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.