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 14th Annual Free Family Fishing Day is June 1st: 10 am -2 pm – Save the Date!  10:00 am
 14th Annual Free Family Fishing Day is June 1st: 10 am -2 pm – Save the Date!  @ Great Falls Discovery Center and Barton Cove
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is held rain or shine. Parking is free at each site. Ride the FREE Fish Bus shuttle between sites! At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill Free fishing from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! Fishing equipment provided – limited supplies available. Bring your own pole if you have it. No fishing license needed. At Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A Fly lure tying demonstrations. Fly fishing casting demonstrations. Fish viewing from the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab. CATCH THE FISH BUS HERE! Free shuttle bus provided to and from Barton Cove. At Turners Falls Fishway: 15 First Street Fish printing – The art of Gyotaku, from noon to 2:00pm. Thank you to all of our partners: MassWildlife, Western Mass Fly Fishermen, First Light, Turners Falls Fishway, Friends of the Center, and USGS.
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BIRD SONG INVESTIGATION STATION 10:00 am
BIRD SONG INVESTIGATION STATION @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
A familiar bird’s song sings to you, Welcome Home. On this Father’s Day, visit the center at the welcome desk for an interactive station about birds, habitats, and song. What sounds like home to you? Your father’s voice, or a chicka-dee-dee-dee?
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KIDLEIDOSCOPE STORY HOUR—TURTLES 10:30 am
KIDLEIDOSCOPE STORY HOUR—TURTLES @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 28 @ 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.
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