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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Snakes 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Snakes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Snakes 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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Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park 10:00 am
Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 am
Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park   At this FREE all ages Native American cultural celebration at Unity Park, join us at the Northfield Mountain and DCR tent to craft your own binoculars and learn about all things birds and feathers. People have gathered at the Great Falls for thousands of years, and this event is the perfect combination of live music, drumming, dancing, storytelling, native crafts, and food.  The festival is sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project and Turners Falls RiverCulture.
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Big Picture Botany Series – Session 2 10:30 am
Big Picture Botany Series – Session 2 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Big Picture Botany Series Get to know the occasionally tasty, inevitably beautiful, helpfully medicinal, and sometimes dangerous plant world. There are as many reasons to learn to identify plants as there are curious people. In this four part series on Sundays , we deal more with visual patterns than Latin names to spark your own connection to plant identification.  Come to one session or all four—July 30, August 6, 13, and 20. Meet in the Great Hall.
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Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall 9:30 am
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall There is Power in Every Girl. Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Join a mini Girl Scout troop and unleash the power in your Girl. Go Getter. Innovator. Risk Taker. Leader. Troop will be meeting the week of August 7th Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm. Open to Girls entering grades 1-5 this fall. Cost: $25. Sign up at gscwm.org/join. When prompted to search for a troop, enter Turners.
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Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall 9:30 am
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall There is Power in Every Girl. Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Join a mini Girl Scout troop and unleash the power in your Girl. Go Getter. Innovator. Risk Taker. Leader. Troop will be meeting the week of August 7th Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm. Open to Girls entering grades 1-5 this fall. Cost: $25. Sign up at gscwm.org/join. When prompted to search for a troop, enter Turners.
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Girl Scouts Program in the Great Hall 9:30 am
Girl Scouts Program in the Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall There is Power in Every Girl. Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Join a mini Girl Scout troop and unleash the power in your Girl. Go Getter. Innovator. Risk Taker. Leader. Troop will be meeting the week of August 7th Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm. Open to Girls entering grades 1-5 this fall. Cost: $25. Sign up at gscwm.org/join. When prompted to search for a troop, enter Turners.
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Girl Scouts Program in the Great Hall 9:30 am
Girl Scouts Program in the Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall There is Power in Every Girl. Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Join a mini Girl Scout troop and unleash the power in your Girl. Go Getter. Innovator. Risk Taker. Leader. Troop will be meeting the week of August 7th Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm. Open to Girls entering grades 1-5 this fall. Cost: $25. Sign up at gscwm.org/join. When prompted to search for a troop, enter Turners.
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Girl Scouts Program in the Great Hall 9:30 am
Girl Scouts Program in the Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Girl Scouts Program in Great Hall There is Power in Every Girl. Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Join a mini Girl Scout troop and unleash the power in your Girl. Go Getter. Innovator. Risk Taker. Leader. Troop will be meeting the week of August 7th Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm. Open to Girls entering grades 1-5 this fall. Cost: $25. Sign up at gscwm.org/join. When prompted to search for a troop, enter Turners.
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Dragonflies 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Dragonflies @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour  – Dragonflies 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 at the Welcome Desk. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Big Picture Botany – Session 3 10:30 am
Big Picture Botany – Session 3 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Big Picture Botany Series Get to know the occasionally tasty, inevitably beautiful, helpfully medicinal, and sometimes dangerous plant world. There are as many reasons to learn to identify plants as there are curious people. In this four part series on Sundays , we deal more with visual patterns than Latin names to spark your own connection to plant identification.  Come to one session or all four—July 30, August 6, 13, and 20. Meet in the Great Hall.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bobcats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bobcats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour  – Bobcats   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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Poison Ivy Walk 10:30 am
Poison Ivy Walk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Poison Ivy Walk Are you uncertain if you’d know poison ivy if you see it? Join a DCR park interpreter for a walk along the Canalside Rail Trail and Discovery Center grounds for tips on how to recognize poison ivy and to learn about the ecology of the plant. Reduce your chances of an itchy summer and fall! Bring water for the walk and meet at the main entrance.
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Big Picture Botany – Session 4 10:30 am
Big Picture Botany – Session 4 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Big Picture Botany Series Get to know the occasionally tasty, inevitably beautiful, helpfully medicinal, and sometimes dangerous plant world. There are as many reasons to learn to identify plants as there are curious people. In this four part series on Sundays , we deal more with visual patterns than Latin names to spark your own connection to plant identification.  Come to one session or all four—July 30, August 6, 13, and 20. Meet in the Great Hall.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour-  Rabbits 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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Soil’s Alive! 10:30 am
Soil’s Alive! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Soil’s Alive! Join a DCR park interpreter for a talk and demonstrations investigating the microbiology of healthy soils. Get the dirt on soil glue and how it can help contribute to healthier plants, better nutrition, bigger flowers, less erosion and cleaner water. Meet in the Great Hall. After the demonstrations, join in an optional Discovery Center grounds site walk to visit soil sample locations and consider how you can make a difference in soil health no matter whether you have access to potted plants or acres!
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