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Giving Back, One Sip at a Time
Location: Education PavilionOffered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Giving back...one bottle, one sip, one day at a time. Come and learn from representatives of the Coca-Cola company on how their bottles are keeping local communities working, how a simple water purification device created locally is helping bring clean water to the planet, and many other simple but fascinating solutions for every day sustainability.
The Magical, Miraculous Monarch
Location: Education PavilionOffered Tuesday - Friday
Discover one of the longest journeys by an insect, the Monarch Butterfly, as it travels 2,500 miles from central Mexico to our own backyard. The Massachusetts Master Gardeners unlocks the mystery of how this colorful butterfly transforms itself over and over to make their trek a wonder of nature. The health of our environment is dependent upon a healthy insect pollinator population and the Monarch Butterfly is in danger. Learn how you can help!
The Giant Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Location: Education PavilionOffered Monday - Friday
How do pumpkins grow to be as large as the ones we have on display? Students will meet with our Giant Pumpkin experts to discuss the genetics behind a Giant Pumpkin seed. Topics will include crosspollination, what a pumpkin needs to survive (water, sunlight, etc.), and the math growers use to predict the weight of a pumpkin.
Sheep to Shawl
Location: Coolidge Hall StageOffered Monday - Friday
Using the wool from a flock of sheep, students learn each step in the process of creating cloth. While they pick, clean, card, and spin wool by hand, they learn how technology provides improved tools to make each step faster and more efficient.
Location: New Meadows StageOffered Monday-Friday
Grades 3rd - 6th
Students learn what life was like for area farmers during the years leading up to the Revolution. Information based on Dorchester farmer Colonel Samuel Pierce's account book allows students to take on the roles of real people, including farmers, weavers and blacksmiths. Hands-on activities allow students to further explore the production of goods using colonial resources & technology.
Location: GrandstandOffered Tuesday - Friday
How much water can an elephant hold in its trunk? What does an elephant eat? Come spend some time with Beulah the elephant and learn from the experts. You can help us celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, October 7th!
Healthy Eating: Farm Style
Location: Coolidge Hall KitchenOffered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Come spend time in Coolidge Hall Kitchen with some of our Fair Volunteers. As a part of this program, classes will learn about making healthy food choices, right from local farms (who are also here at the Fair). Each group of students will also have the opportunity to learn how to make a simple, healthy snack with some of the fruits and vegetables from the area. *Please alert us of any food allergies ahead of time - food samples will be given!
Apple of My Eye
Location: Fruit and Veg BuildingOffered Monday - Friday
Apples are an essential in the school lunch box and are a delicious healthy snack. Come to the fruit and vegetable barn and have the kids learn about all the different parts and varieties of apples. Students will also partake in an interactive apple craft!