At Home Programming

Family Programs

Become a Junior Night Ranger!

The National Park Service has developed a Junior Ranger Night Explorer program, encouraging young park visitors to explore the dark side of their world. Children can learn how to find the North Star, write their own creative mythology about the constellations, track the phases of the moon, learn about stars and galaxies, and use all their senses to explore the night environment.

Junior Ranger Night Explorer Book

To receive your Junior Ranger Night Explorer patch, send photos of your completed book to mzegans@mariamitchell.org. The first 15 children to complete the book will receive patches.





At Home Science Festival

 How to Participate
Choose your favorite activities and while you are doing them take a photo and post it on FaceBook. Include the names of those participating, the activity you are doing, #AckSciFest and type @The Maria Mitchell Association and @Nantucket Community School to select and tag both organizations.
Participar
Elija sus actividades favoritas y, mientras las realiza, tome una foto y publícala en FaceBook. Incluya los nombres de los participantes, la actividad que está realizando, #AckSciFest y escriba @The Maria Mitchell Association y @Nantucket Community School para seleccionar y etiquetar ambas organizaciones.
Activities
Indoor Fun for the Whole Family

Coffee Filter Earth Provided by Nantucket Community School
Coffee Filter Earth in Spanish Provided by Nantucket Community School
Upcycled Greenhouses Provided by Nantucket Community School
Upcycled Greenhouses in Spanish Provided by Nantucket Community School
Shadows, Shadows in Spanish Provided by Nantucket Community School
Sink or Float/Ice Excavation, Provided by MMA/NISE Net
¿Se hunde o flota?/Excavar hielo, Provided by MMA/NISE Net
Pantry Playdough Provided by Maria Mitchell Association
Prepara Plastilina de Despensa Provided by MMA/NCS
Sustainable City Challenge Provided by Maria Mitchell Association
Construir una Ciudad Sostenible Provided by MMA/NCS
When life gives you lemons….experiment! Experimentos con limones (Invisible Ink, Fizzy lemon suds, Cleaning/Aging Pennies)  Provided by Maria Mitchell Association
Ice and Ice Cream Experiments  Provided by Maria Mitchell Association
Hielo y helado Provided by MMA/NCS
The Magic of Soap Provided by Mass Audubon
Racing Colors of the Rainbow Provided by UMass Field Station
Paper Mountains Provided by MMA/ NISE Net
Montañas de papel Provided by MMA/ NISE Net
Ocean Acidification in a Cup Provided by Nantucket Land Council

Outdoor Adventures, Citizen Science, and Service Projects

Make a Bird Feeder/Bird Observations Provided by Maria Mitchell Association
Comedero para Pájaros Provided by MMA/NCS
Observando Las Nubes Provided by NISE Net/MMA
Have to Have a Habitat & Habitats Provided by Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Social Distancing Bioblitz Provided by Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Globe Rain Gauge & App (English and Spanish) Provided by NISE Net/ NASA
Did You Know Clouds Have Names –  Book to help with Observing Clouds with children
Nantucket Microplastic Notebook Provided by UMass Field Station
Nantucket Wind Litter Notebook Provided by UMass Field Station

Space/Night Activities

Make a Moon Calendar/Calculator Template Provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
Moon Calendar Instructions
Jr. Ranger Night Explorer – complete booklet and receive night explorer badge!  Provided by NISE Net/National Park Service
Nebula Spin Art Provided by NISEnet/MMA
Nebulosa con Arte Giratorio Provided by NISEnet/MMA

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Local businesses and organizations that have provided donations for door prizes:





Check the calendar for upcoming programs