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Art Display: Montague Parks and Recreation Presents: Raptors 12:00 pm
Art Display: Montague Parks and Recreation Presents: Raptors @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm
In the Great Hall, the Montague Parks & Recreation Summer Camp 2019 presents Summer Fun Week, with a focus on raptors. Come see local young artists’ interpretations of these magnificent birds of prey.
Artist Reception: Raptors 2:30 pm
Artist Reception: Raptors @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join our Playful City’s young artists from Montague Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camp 2019 in a reception in the Great Hall featuring interpretations of raptors, our magnificent birds of prey.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Eagles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Eagles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  July story hour topics will be: July 5: Eagles; July 12: Coyotes; July 19: Dragonflies; July 26: Skunks.
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Junior Rangers 10:30 am
Junior Rangers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Earn your Mass Parks Junior Ranger Patch! Become a Connecticut River Watershed expert and find out who lives along the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls. We offer a four-part nature and history education workshop on four Mondays for children ages 8 to 11. Friends/siblings welcome. Children with a parent/guardian meet at the Discovery Center welcome desk at 10:30 am. Junior Ranger programs are FREE. Space is limited so please register at (413) 863-3221. Program dates: July 8, 15, 22, and 29.  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome. July story hour topics will be: July 5: Eagles; July 12: Coyotes; July 19: Dragonflies; July 26: Skunks.
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The Creature Teachers Presents: The Nature of My Backyard Great Hall 1:00 pm
The Creature Teachers Presents: The Nature of My Backyard Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Come meet your wildlife neighbors! This popular program explores the lives of the creatures living in our own backyards. Meet some of the common animals that we encounter every day, such as porcupine, gray fox, woodchuck, flying squirrel, snapping turtle, milk snake, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.
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Junior Rangers 10:30 am
Junior Rangers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Earn your Mass Parks Junior Ranger Patch! Become a Connecticut River Watershed expert and find out who lives along the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls. We offer a four-part nature and history education workshop on four Mondays for children ages 8 to 11. Friends/siblings welcome. Children with a parent/guardian meet at the Discovery Center welcome desk at 10:30 am. Junior Ranger programs are FREE. Space is limited so please register at (413) 863-3221. Program dates: July 8, 15, 22, and 29.
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Kidleidoscope – Dragonflies 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Dragonflies @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  July story hour topics: July 5: Eagles; July 12: Coyotes; July 19: Dragonflies; July 26: Skunks.
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Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art 10:30 am
Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This is the second in a series of water-themed summer programs featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. The story book pages from Agua, Agüita /Water, Little Water (Spanish/English/Nahuat) are on display in the Great Hall. Try your hand at making decorative papers, then use them to make a colorful collage inspired by the adventures of a little drop of water. Join us for one session , more, or the full series. Art Naturally programs are on June 29, July 20, August 24, September 21, and October 12. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults are welcome too!
Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping with Naturalist John Root 1:00 pm
Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping with Naturalist John Root @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In this presentation in the Great Hall, find out how to establish and maintain a variety of perennials, including trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous plants, for harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Participants learn how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of cultivation. Nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants are discussed as well. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.
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Junior Rangers 10:30 am
Junior Rangers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Earn your Mass Parks Junior Ranger Patch! Become a Connecticut River Watershed expert and find out who lives along the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls. We offer a four-part nature and history education workshop on four Mondays for children ages 8 to 11. Friends/siblings welcome. Children with a parent/guardian meet at the Discovery Center welcome desk at 10:30 am. Junior Ranger programs are FREE. Space is limited so please register at (413) 863-3221. Program dates: July 8, 15, 22, and 29.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Skunks 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Skunks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  July story hour topics: July 5: Eagles; July 12: Coyotes; July 19: Dragonflies; July 26: Skunks.
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Junior Rangers 10:30 am
Junior Rangers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Earn your Mass Parks Junior Ranger Patch! Become a Connecticut River Watershed expert and find out who lives along the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls. We offer a four-part nature and history education workshop on four Mondays for children ages 8 to 11. Friends/siblings welcome. Children with a parent/guardian meet at the Discovery Center welcome desk at 10:30 am. Junior Ranger programs are FREE. Space is limited so please register at (413) 863-3221. Program dates: July 8, 15, 22, and 29.
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Art Display: Cantos From the Woods by David Flood 10:00 am
Art Display: Cantos From the Woods by David Flood @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm
David Flood’s work leads him into forests to encounter how the fundamental forces of nature act on the figure of wood. Lightning strikes a tree, wind or rain batter it, frost heaves its roots. Ice breaks limbs from trunks, legions of ants leave their calligraphic prints on the soft wood beneath the bark, man and machine wade through…all are alike leaving behind dead wood. He has produced natural art from wood for over 25 years. His works have shown at galleries and public spaces in the U.S. as well as in Thailand and Sri Lanka. He maintains a studio in Ipswich, MA.