Check out the new Woods, Water & Wildlife Explorers Club for families

The WWW Explorers Club is being offered as an alternative to the annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival that was canceled this year

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Branch Hill Farm are teaming up to present a new self-guided outdoor activity program for families called the Woods, Water & Wildlife Explorers Club.

With a passport for families to track their progress and earn prizes, these free self-scheduled activities will provide an opportunity for kids and their families to have fun outside together this summer while learning about the natural world. Explorers Club

The WWW Explorers Club is offered as an alternative to the annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival that MMRG and BHF have cancelled this year out of concern for public health and safety.

Woods, Water & Wildlife sums up the themes of the interactive Explorers Club events.

The Woods category offers Learn Your Leaves, with leaf photos of local tree species to help you identify trees at Casey Road Conservation Land or in your own backyard.

Two Club activities feature water themes. Family Fishing Fun invites families to try fishing at a local farm pond. Waterside Explorations suggests ideas for getting wet and exploring a stream or pond close to home.

The Wildlife category includes Rainy Day Adventures with virtual presentations by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Birds, Blooms and Bugs, which encourages children to write a poem, paint a picture, or take a photograph with a nature theme.

Several activities promote fun while learning about all three W’s, such as Seasons of Change at Branch Hill Farm, which takes families on a self-guided walk through BHF’s fields and forest and down to the river.

Joining the WWW Explorers Club is free and simple. Families can download the passport and find out more details about the program at  https://mmrg.info/mmrg-in-action/explorers-club/.

Supplemental materials will be available online for some Club activities, but pre-registration is required for others. Seasons of Change at Branch Hill Farm requires advance registration so families can schedule their farm visit and get the map. To register or to learn more about any of the activities, call Kari Lygren at 978-7125.

MMRG Vice Chair Lorrie Drake is excited about the new WWW Explorers Club alternative to the WWW Festival. “We are very sorry to have to cancel the Festival but we expect it to return next year. Meanwhile, we’ve developed some great activities for families to try and we think you and your kids will have fun, experience new things, and learn a lot about nature.”

For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.mmrg.info.

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