Trail Mix listings for March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Editor’s Note: Listings in Trail Mix are free. Email: outdoor@recorder.com. The deadline is Tuesday by 8 a.m. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Weather may cancel or force the rescheduling of some of these events. Additionally, space is often limited. Please contact organizers to ensure you can attend. This is particularly important if registration is required.

Great Falls Discovery Center

Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley: From Feb. 17 to April 1, check out an exhibit about the 19th-century discovery of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut River Valley and local people, like Dexter Marsh and Edward Hitchcock, who played starring roles in the story. Designed for fun family learning by Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), the space includes two simulated 19th-century cabinets (precursors to today's museums), a “make your own collection” takeaway activity and dinosaur track reproductions. Call 413-863-3221 for more information.

Homeschool Science: The Turners Falls Carnegie Library offers homeschool science on Wednesdays, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. This month, young scientists are invited to take a field trip to the Great Falls Discovery Center. This week, learn about porcupines. Registration requested to ensure there are enough supplies. Please email Angela at: arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org or call 413-863-3214.

Northfield Mountain

Attracting Pollinators to Your Landscape: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Celebrate the first day of spring with this illustrated evening program led by Tom Sullivan of PollinatorsWelcome.com and co-sponsored by the Athol Bird and Nature Club. Learn about transforming gardens and landscapes into native bee habitats, and steps to create pollinator-friendly landscaping, including providing food for bees and nesting opportunities to raise their young. Free. No registration is required.