Field Trips for Kids
Newport RI Nature
outdoor learning
Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday, May 17
HOME SCHOOL LESSON:
Botany
1 to 2:30 pm
Flowers are blooming and trees are budding. Children will hike through the trails and learn how to identify plants by their leaves, bark and even their smell.

Ages 7 to 12 years old. Fee $5 per child. 21 Hazard Road at the entrance. CLICK HERE to register.



Saturday, May 20
Spring Mushroom Hike
2 to 3 pm
Join expert mushroom hunters, Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, for a guided hike through Ballard Park. Ryan and Emily will share foraging secrets as well as information about the unique roles fungi play in the ecosystem. There are many mushrooms that favor maple trees which are the most popular tree in Ballard Park. Meet at the Hazard Road entrance. $5 suggested donation.


Wednesday,
May 31
HOME SCHOOL LESSON:
Rocks Rock!
1 to 2:30 pm
Ballard Park has all three rock types - igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Children will examine each type of rock and learn about their mineral content.

Ages 7 to 12 years old. Fee $5 per child. 21 Hazard Road at the entrance. CLICK HERE to register.



Wednesday, June 7
HOME SCHOOL LESSON:
Reptiles & Amphibians
1 to 2:30 pm
Children will learn about the different turtles, fromgs and snakes that live in our area and see if there are any living in Ballard Park's vernal pond.

Ages 7 to 12 years old. Fee $5 per child. 21 Hazard Road at the entrance. CLICK HERE to register.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 3, 2017
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
benefiting Friends of Ballard Park
6 to 8 pm

support educational programs for children

STUNNING LOCATION!
Edgehill, 31 Beacon Hill Road

WINES SELECTED BY
Les Ballard!

HORS D'OEUVRES BY
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION


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info@ballardpark.org if
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PHOTOS BY: JENNIFER CARTER

friends of ballard park, 320 Thames Street #274, Newport RI 02840 * phone: 401.619.3377
BALLARD PARK is located at the corner of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI