Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vacation Week Activities

All Week Long

National Engineers Week from the Boston Children's Museum has many great engineering activities for kids, plus videos from engineers about what their jobs are like and more about their own work.

Get outside! Try one of the many parks and properties on the North Shore that are managed by the Trustees, the state of Massachusetts (including Bradley Palmer in Topsfield, Breakheart in Saugus), or the Audubon Society

Free ice skating is available this week at some Massachusetts rinks, including in Lynn and Revere. See the FMC calendar and sign up here. Also see the calendar for the rink in Peabody

Art activities for families from the Museum of Modern Art.

Beverly Public Library Teen Take and Make: Stop by the library during Front Door Service hours and pick up a Take and Make -- it's a DIY project that you can ake home and make at your leisure. 

Tuesday 4/16

Boston's Museum of Science has a Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space livestream from 2:30-3:00. Sign up here. And see more virtual events going on this week.

Wednesday 4/17

Beverly Public Library has a Teen Mug Meals activity from 2:45-3:15. Learn how to make chocolate chip cookies in your microwave! Click here to get your ingredients ready in advance and to sign up (registration is required so you can get the zoom link!)

Statewide Teen Music Maker Showdown with the Hip Hop Transformation: Music Maker Workshop
On Feb 17 from 4 to 6 pm, professional audio producer Lightfoot and rap titans Red Shaydez and Flash (N.B.S.) will be standing by in Boston Public Library Zoom rooms to give Music Maker Showdown participants real-time, constructive advice and encouragement, regardless of experience level! Teens are encouraged to make shareable copies of or links to their music to display/distribute through Zoom in advance of the session.

Thursday 4/18

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is scheduled to touch down just before 4pm on Thursday. Live coverage and landing commentary from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California will begin at 2:15 p.m. on the NASA TV Public Channel and the agency’s website,  YouTube, and other social media sources. You can also view NASA en Español! One of our STEM teachers, Mr. Hanlon, created a guide to the Mars Perseverance project.

Friday 4/19

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfied will be free to all on Friday, February 19! You are asked to reserve an arrival time in advance at this website.