Field Trips for Kids
Newport RI Nature
Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:


Wednesday, May 3
HOME SCHOOL LESSON: Birds & Nest Building
1 to 2:30 pm
Come learn about our feathered friends and how they build their homes! You'll build your own nest and look for examples of real nests around the park.

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



Saturday, May 6
Sky Gazing
8:30 to 10 pm
Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University will bring their high powered telescopes to give a tour of the Spring skies. Bright gibbous moon will make for a nice viewing subject and Jupiter will be near the moon. $5 suggested donation; $15 suggested per group/family. Hazard Road entrance. Rain date: May 7th.


Sunday, May 7
Bird Walk
8 am
Join birder Patty O’Neill as she points out late migrant and breeding birds in Ballard Park. Wickham Road entrance directly across from Rogers High School. $5 suggested donation


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.

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

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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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