MILTON MILLS — Moose Mountain Regional Greenways, a nonprofit land trust, is offering families who are members a guided “New Moon Walk” from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Branch Hill Farm.
“Activities will include stargazing and learning about constellations, listening for night sounds and using our other heightened senses, and learning about animals that can see in the dark,” said Lorrie Drake of MMRG’s Educational Outreach Committee and one of the outing leaders.
Drake said red cellophane to cover flashlights for night vision and diagrams of easily identified constellations will be provided. Families should bring a snack for the kids, a blanket for stargazing, bug repellent and flashlights or headlamps.
The walk is part of MMRG’s nature series for kids and their families called “MOOSE-ies for Families,” which aims to engage children with the natural world to encourage a new generation of conservationists.
“MOOSE-ies” stands for Members Only Outdoor and Social Events.
Other MOOSE-ies events coming up include a bonfire evening of stories, music and games from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Milton Mills, and a morning walk to gather greens and make holiday decorations on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Families can join MMRG for $25 per household per year at www.mmrg.info/become-a-member or call 473-2020 to inquire about available scholarships.
The outing is free for members, but preregistration is required. For more details and to preregister, call education coordinator Kari Lygren at 978-7125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.