With the generous offer from Creighton Pond Day Camp, the Earth Day Festival will again be held in this beautiful location on Essex Street in Middleton on Sunday, May 1st from 1-4 in the afternoon. North Shore Nature will be joining us for the first time and will conduct nature excursions and learning. Mass Fish and Wildlife will again be teaching children to fish, adults and families will have an opportunity to paddle on the pond in a rowboat or canoe, and the beaver lodge, dam and newly felled trees will enable children to safely view and learn about the impact of beavers in our area! A giant friendly “beaver” will be roaming the grounds offering great photo opportunities also! This year we will include a mealworm and compost demo, science demos from Masco and Essex Tech environmental students, insect and pond exploration areas, nature hikes, crafts, owl pellet dissection, toddler duck water run game and so much more! Smokey the Bear will also make an appearance as long as no forest fires send him off to work! Cub Scouts will also be doing an exciting activity. Eco-friendly raffles will include a huge stone birdbath, hand-crafted bird houses, mulch, firewood, painted tire swing, children’s eco-basket, camp sessions, and many other items! Food will also be available at nominal cost.
The entire event and parking is FREE. With generous donations from member Kosta Prentakis and Richardson Green the Stream Team was able to purchase needed supplies for the event. The Middleton Stream Team is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental awareness and appreciation that ultimately leads to stewardship and protection of The Ipswich River, its tributaries and the surrounding wetlands and watershed of which Middleton is built upon. Heavy rains will postpone the event to May 15th. To learn and have fun outdoors in a beautiful and natural setting, join us on May 1st. There are activities for all ages! Save the date!