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This spring, Greenbelt is offering a series of kid-friendly events at the beautiful Cox Reservation in Essex that give families a chance to get outside, connect with nature and enjoy some fresh air together! 

Learn about owls and encounter them up close at “Eyes on Owls” on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Greenbelt’s Studio Barn. Registration is $10 for members and $18 for nonmembers.

Use all of your senses as you explore the outdoors at Greenbelt’s “Forest Family Workshop” on Saturday, March 21st from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  This event is FREE, and all levels of outdoor experience are welcome.

Back by popular demand is “Birds, Bees and Butterflies” on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This is a fun-filled day where kids and parents observe the inner workings of a bee hive, build their own bee houses, learn how to plant a pollinator garden and more! FREE.

Located at 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA, Greenbelt’s stunning Cox Reservation has onsite parking and restrooms, and much of it is stroller-friendly.

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