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30 Activities in 50 Days to Reconnect with the Earth

To commemorate BOTH the 30th anniversary of Musketaquid Earth Day celebrations and the 50th anniversary of International Earth Day itself, we invite you to explore the WATER theme virtually with us this season. Via this website and social media, we will share 30 events/activities to celebrate, learn, and create with and around water. Some are things to do in your house, others involve getting outside. Dive into such activities as making a glass harmonica or a rain stick; canoeing the Sudbury River; or building and launching an Earth Float. Activities will be slowly revealed throughout the 50 days.

And, share your activity, experiences and/or feedback with us by email or on social media with hashtags #umbrellaarts #musketaquid #concordearthday #musketaquidearthday #earthday3050

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Highlighted Programs

EM3050 Activity: Paper Bag Journals

As we navigate the waters of living with COVID-19 we're re-imagining Earth Day. Our theme remains WATER, but in place of...

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EM3050 Activity: Map your Watershed

Where do you live in the Concord River Watershed? The USGS (United States Geological Survey) defines a watershed as “an area of land that...

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EM3050 Activity: Becoming a River Steward

What’s a River Steward? Stewardship starts with recognizing what we love. This activity will guide you through the basics of stewardship by...

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EM3050 Activity: Wetland Bingo

Although wetlands are often wet, a wetland might not be wet year-round. In fact, many wetlands are only seasonally wet. Wetlands are the link...

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EM3050 Activity: Make a Rainstick

What is that sound? Is it the sound of rain hitting the pavement? It could be, or it could be your rainstick. Though we make our rainsticks out of...

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EM3050 Activity: Muskrats and the Creation of the Earth

Now that you've explored your local wetland and played some Wetland Bingo, let's learn more about one wetland creature in particular: the muskrat!...

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EM3050 Activity: Make Glass Music with Musician Vera Meyer

Musician Vera Meyer discovered glass music in 1983 when she happened upon street musician Jim Turner playing 70 wine glasses in Harvard Square, and...

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EM3050 Activity: Make a Puppet on a Stick

OBJECTIVESTo connect with a favorite animal in our local area by creating a puppet on a stick; To share your passion with other people...

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EM3050 Activity: Grand Opening! Earth Day Celebration Virtual Exhibitions

We are so excited to launch our two Earth Day Celebration Art Exhibitions virtually!  Share your experiences and thoughts with us via...

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EM3050 Activity: Make a Mini Birch Bark Canoe with Guy Paquin

OBJECTIVESWith birch trees abundantly available, Native Americans made birch bark canoes for navigation throughout the region, especially in the...

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EM3050 Activity: Make an Earth Float

OBJECTIVESExplore nature for natural materials. Use creativity and engineering skills to build an earth float for International Earth Day...

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EM3050 Activity: Make a Mask

OBJECTIVESConnect with an animal you like or see frequently by making a mask. Learn different techniques for making a mask -- or a nose. ...

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EM3050 Activity: Happy 50th Earth Day!

OBJECTIVESLearn about the history of Earth Day, join virtual celebrations around the globe, and find your own way to celebrate. ...

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EM3050 Activity: Water Filters

During a discussion of this year’s Earth Day theme “Water,” I ran across some frightening statistics: 844 million people lack basic drinking water...

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EM3050 Activity: Make Your Own Water Cycle Terrarium

OBJECTIVESTo learn about the water cycle as a closed system and factors that influence that cycle. MATERIALSComputer/phone to access...

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EM3050 Activity: Water: An Earth Day Reflection and Refraction

 OBJECTIVESTo connect with Water and its physics through video, observation, science, and art.ACTIVITYWatch: Water: An Earth Day Reflection...

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EM3050 Activity: A Walk Through Bigelow Woods with Concord Land Conservation Trust

OBJECTIVESExplore a forest floodplain in Concord and learn about this habitat’s distinctive features. ACTIVITY1) Join a virtual walk ...

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EM3050 Activity: Weave a Wetland Reed Tray

OBJECTIVESLearn to weave a small tray using sticks and wetland reeds. MATERIALSCattail/reed leaves.Two curved sticks and one straight stick ...

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EM3050 Activity: "Sea Story"

By Charlotte Anne Dore and Rosalita’s PuppetsMeet some creatures of the ocean in this Sea Story for Earth Day! Somerville-based puppeteer Charlotte...

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EM3050 Activity: Make River Bank Art

OBJECTIVESThrough creating waterside art, become more aware of the sculptures nature creates and leaves along our waterways. From beaver lodges and...

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EM 3050 Activity: Thoreau Teaches Hawthorne to Canoe

OBJECTIVESTo learn about the connection between the Concord River and the Old Manse and its inhabitants. To write and think about our connection to...

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EM3050 Activity: Listen to Master Storyteller Valerie Stephens

OBJECTIVESEnjoy listening to the tales told by Master Storyteller Valerie Stephens.MATERIALS[[{"fid":"4677","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format...

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EM3050 Activity: Poems and Word Play

OBJECTIVESWrite a poem or song or story about the things you love about being around, in, or near water. MATERIALSJournal, paper,...

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EM3050 Activity: Testing the Health of Our Rivers

The quality of the water in our rivers and streams reflects the health of our whole watershed’s ecosystem. Clean rivers are a must for healthy,...

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EM3050 Activity: Make a Fish Windsock

OBJECTIVESTo learn about fish native to our watershed, and to learn color-resist painting method.MATERIALS11” x 14”  paper, light weight...

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EM3050 Activity: Water Life Detectives: Make Your Own Water Scope & Water Creature Coloring Sheet

OBJECTIVESTo learn about the insect life in and around freshwater. The health of our local waterways can be detected in many ways. In 30/50...

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Artist in Your Residence

Artist-in-Your-Residence See the work of artists inspired by their visits to Minute Man National Historical Park in our virtual...

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EM3050 Activity: River Steward Reflection

OBJECTIVESTo reflect on the impact of these 30/50 Activities and your sense and understanding of being a “River Steward.”MATERIALSAny medium of...

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EM3050 Activity: Explore Your Waterways

OBJECTIVESTo become familiar with SuAsCo watershed, and their points of interest and their land stewards. MATERIALSSuAsCo River Stewardship...

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