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People carrying bags of trash at a cleanup at Gooseberry Island in Westport.
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Ridge Hill Reserve, Collins Corner Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747|Directions

It's Earth Day, and a great day to give back to nature with a riverside cleanup!

Hosted by Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
Cost: Free
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a boy holds a magnifying glass to his eye while exploring the forest
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Parsons Reserve, 50 Horseneck Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748|Directions

This 5-week series gives preschoolers a safe space to explore the natural world through guided hikes, nature play, and getting outdoors.

Hosted by Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust & Buttonwood Park Zoo
Cost: $70 DNRT & BPZoo members, $110 non-members
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a young boy exploring a fallen tree at Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail in New Bedford
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail, Falmouth St., New Bedford, MA 02745|Directions

Your little ones can learn about Buzzards Bay’s animals, plants, and habitats during this hands-on, four-program series.

Hosted by Buzzards Bay Coalition
Cost: Free
Free EventKid-Friendly EventOutdoor Event
student and educator on a beach looking at a shell
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Acushnet Sawmill, 32 Mill Rd., Acushnet, MA 02743|Directions

Learn how you can help us deliver amazing outdoor exploration programs, from kayaking to snowshoeing to quahogging!

Hosted by Buzzards Bay Coalition
Cost: Free
Free EventOutdoor EventVolunteering
ducks take off from the water on the Slocums River in Dartmouth
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Lloyd Center for the Environment, 430 Potomska Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748|Directions

Explore the woods to find where dusk-time creatures roam and nocturnal animals hide!

Hosted by Lloyd Center for the Environment
Cost: $8 Lloyd Center Members, $24 family of four members; $10 nonmembers, $30 family of four nonmembers
Kid-Friendly EventOutdoor Event
Woman running down a trail through bright green woods
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Goodwill Park, Goodwill Park Rd., Falmouth, MA 02540|Directions

Sick of the treadmill? Hit the trails and explore some new routes in this spring running series!

Hosted by Buzzards Bay Coalition
Cost: Free
Free EventOutdoor Event
woman holding a tree branch on a trail at The Bogs in Mattapoisett
9:00AM - 2:30PM
Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters, 194 Cranberry Rd., Carver, MA 02330|Directions

Give back to your local park by planting flowers, maintaining trails, and more, followed by a free cookout!

Hosted by Friends of Myles Standish State Forest & Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Cost: Free
Free EventKid-Friendly EventOutdoor EventVolunteering
an animal rescue handler holds an owl at The Sawmill
1:00PM - 1:45PM
Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360|Directions

Get a close-up view of these secretive birds of prey with guidance from naturalists! This 45-minute program is best for younger children.

Hosted by Wildlands Trust
Cost: $8 Wildlands Trust members, $12 nonmembers
Kid-Friendly EventMeetings & Workshops
Barred owl
3:00PM - 4:15PM
Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360|Directions

Get a close-up view of these secretive birds of prey with guidance from naturalists! This 75-minute program is best for ages 12+.

Hosted by Wildlands Trust
Cost: $8 Wildlands Trust members, $12 nonmembers
Kid-Friendly EventMeetings & Workshops
Rosie Byrnes swimming across outer New Bedford Harbor at the Buzzards Bay Swim
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Mattapoisett Town Beach, 32 Water St., Mattapoisett, MA 02739|Directions

Kick start your open water swimming season with a brisk swim across Mattapoisett Harbor.

Hosted by Buzzards Bay Coalition
Cost: Free
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