Waquoit Bay Research Reserve to Offer School Vacation Week Programs

The visitor center at the Waquoit National Estuarine Research Reserve is in a former mansion overlooking Waquoit Bay.

EAST FALMOUTH – The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will host several activities throughout the upcoming school vacation week for attendees of all ages.

On Sunday, individuals 16 and up can join the DCR’s Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club for a 2.5 mile walk along hilly terrain and a native brook trout stream in Falmouth. The walk is from 1 to 3 p.m. and starts off Martin Road.

Children can discover unique ways animals survive in the cold weather with an event Tuesday at the Waquoit Bay Reserve Visitor Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The story, “A Warm Winter’s Tail” will be read and children will go outside for a hike searching for signs of animals.

On Wednesday at the visitor center, children can join a park interpreter to examine owl pellets to find out what the birds have been eating. The program is from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

A Weather Watcher Safari will be held at the visitor center Thursday morning. The program will allow children to use tools and observations to find the warmest, coldest, wettest and windiest places around the center and how weather shapes the land.

A Snowy Owl Walk for all ages will also be held Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at South Cape Beach State Park.

For more information of the events visit waquoitbayreserve.org.

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