February School Vacation = Exploration!

The Trustees of Reservations is hosting a series of programs ‘February School Vacation = Exploration!’, at the Cape Ann Discovery Center with explorations at their surrounding properties beginning on Saturday, February 13 running through Sunday, February 21 at various times and locations:
Ice Age Trail Presentation and Hike Sat February 13, 1-3PM
Hermit’s Tales on the Trails Tuesday, February 16 and/or Thursday, February 18, 1-3pm
Snowflake Shapes & Science Wednesday February 17, 1-3pm
Waterfront (the Movie) Saturday, February 20, 3:30-5:30pm
Animals of the Night–Live Animal Presentation, Saturday, February 20, 6:00-7:30pm
Beginning Winter Birding Sunday, February 21, 8-10am

Contact us at 978.281.8400, e-mailing capeanneducator@ttor.org, registering on-line at www.thetrustees.org. Member adults $4. Non-member adults $5. All children FREE. Space is limited so pre-registration is required by calling 978.281.8400, e-mailing capeanneducator@ttor.org, or registering on-line at www.thetrustees.org.

For more information about our program offerings in Cape Ann call us at 978.281.8400. Please visit www.thetrustees.org or call 978.921.1944 to become a member! Memberships start at $35 for students/seniors and $45 for individuals. Membership gifts and Giving Society memberships are also available. Volunteers are always welcome.

Note to the Editor:
About The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann
In Cape Ann, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) has recently re-used a staff house to open a Learning & Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park our centerpiece Cape Ann reservation in Gloucester. The Trustees manage seven reservations on Cape Ann in Essex, Gloucester, Manchester, and Rockport including Agassiz Rock, Coolidge Point, Misery Island, Mt. Ann, Ravenswood Park, Stavros, and Halibut Point. We offer the most spectacular mountain, woodland, and coastal sites for your enjoyment. Join us for a seasonal expert-led workshop in the fields of Astronomy, Vernal Pools, Wild Edibles and Animal Tracking. To find out more about The Trustees in Cape Ann, please call Ramona Latham at 978.281.8400.

About The Trustees of Reservations in the Northeast
On the North Shore, The Trustees own and manage some 20 reservations in Essex County including: Appleton Farms and Appleton Grass Rides, Castle Hill, Crane Beach and the Crane Wildlife Refuge, Crowninshield Island, Greenwood Farm, Long Hill’s Sedwick Gardens, Old Town Hill, Pine and Hemlock Knoll, Stevens-Coolidge Place, Ward Reservation and Weir Hill. Encompassing 5,794 acres, these properties contain some of the most spectacular natural, historic and cultural resources in Massachusetts and offer woodlands and hilltops, coastlines, great estates, historic houses and gardens as well as programs such as outdoor concerts, farm days, summer camps and plant sales throughout the region. To find out more about The Trustees in the Northeast, please call 978.921.1944.

About The Trustees of Reservations Statewide
The Trustees are 100,000 people like you, from every corner of Massachusetts, who share a deep set of similar values ‘ a love of the land, the outdoors, and the distinctive charms of New England’as well as a shared vision of celebrating and protecting these special places for everyone, forever.

Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, an open space visionary and prot’g’ of the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, The Trustees of Reservations are the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation trust and nonprofit conservation organization. With over 100 reservations, comprising over 25,000 acres’all open to the public’Trustees properties are tremendously diverse. From mountains, open meadows and parks, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic landmarks, Trustees reservations offer something for everyone.

The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 acres’a total larger than any other conservation organization in Massachusetts’permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have worked with communities and other conservation partners to assist in the protection of another 16,000+ acres around the state.

The Trustees’ volunteers, members, donors, staff, and governing board all ‘hold in trust,’ and care for over 100 places of cultural, natural, and historical significance, called “reservations.”

Statewide, The Trustees employ 170 full-time, 46 regular part-time, and 350-400 seasonal staff with expertise in ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning. To apply for employment opportunities, request a speaker for an event, become an organizational partner, and/or interview Trustees’ experts on important topics and issues, please contact www.thetrustees.org