DCR Plans April School Vacation Programs

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be hosting the following April School Vacation Events at Revere Beach and Belle Isle Marsh Reservations.

DCR plans April school vacation programs All Programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children.   Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Please follow all current COVID guidelines: Mass.gov/COVID and dress for the weather including possible mud on the ground. Bring water and use sunscreen.  Please phone (781) 656-1485 or email [email protected] for more information including an automated message of possible cancellations made up to an hour before the start of the program.  Cancelled in the event of High Winds or Rain.  Parking is free.

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA.

An Oasis for Birds Saturday, April 16, 7:30-8:30am

We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for raptors, shorebirds and resident wading marsh birds at this Birding Hotspot & MA State Park. Expect to move to different locations by car or bicycle. Prepare for mosquitoes and ticks. Ages: Adults and kids 8+ with adult chaperone. Binoculars recommended. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club and the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Revere Beach Reservation, Lawn at Eliot Circle Lawn, Revere, MA.

Shorebird and Seabird Discovery Table

Wed, April 20, Thurs, April 21, Fri, April 22 10am-12pm.

Discover the fascinating shorebirds and seabirds that make Revere Beach their home at this learning station in conjunction with the StoryWalk® Drop in any time.

 Revere Beach Reservation, Lawn at Eliot Circle, Revere, MA.

StoryWalk® Piping Plover Summer by Janet Riegle.

Wed, April 20, Thurs, April 21, Fri, April 22, 10am-3pm.

Read a story with your child during your approximately 30-minute, self-guided walk along a paved path at Revere beach! Discover the secrets of this protected shorebird which nests on beaches in the State of Massachusetts. Drop in any time.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

If you would like to receive regular emails about our current program schedule, please send an email to [email protected].

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees nearly 500,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways.     Led by Acting DCR Commissioner Stephanie Cooper, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our commonwealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr.

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