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Earth Week at the Mapparium/April School Vacation Week Programming

April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm EDT


Join us for a fun-filled week of educational programming as we learn about ways to help the environment! In collaboration with guest educator Kim Bent on Catch the Science Bug, the Library will offer activities centered on smart ways to care for the Earth. Each day will feature a morning and an afternoon interactive workshop, as well as drop­-in art activities. And don’t forget to explore the Mapparium all week—it’s free for everyone 17 and younger!


Spying on spotted salamanders

What are vernal pools? Why are they so important to spotted salamanders? In this workshop, we’ll look closely at the ecosystems where salamanders live—and think about ways we can help protect them. Registration is required.

Thirst quenching

How does water move through the ground and flow into reservoirs and wells? In this workshop, we’ll learn about pollution prevention, conservation, and how water is used in our world. Working together, we’ll make water filters modeled after the Earth.

Registration is required.

Talking Trash

We all throw things away—but where does our trash go? This workshop shows the impact that trash has on the Earth. We’ll learn how to effectively accomplish the “three R’s”—reduce, reuse, recycle—to help the environment.

Registration is required.

Drop-in Activities


Create eco-friendly projects with recycled materials donated by The Boston Society of Architects Foundation. Make an endangered animal sculpture—or even your own terrarium! Registration is not required.

Youth tours in the Mapparium

“What’s in a Map?” (Grades K–5 and families) Learn about world geography and Mary Baker Eddy while rhyming along to this interactive presentation.

“World of Ideas” (Grades 4–12 and families) Learn how ideas have traversed time and geography to change the world.

First come, first served.

Mapparium Admissions: Adults $6, Senior (62+) and U.S Military $4, Youth( 0-17) is Free!



April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
April 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Boston, MA 02115 United States
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