Family Friday Explorations

Get your whole family to explore the outdoors during Family Friday Explorations, a series of three free outings in July hosted by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Rochester’s Plumb Library. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your family will learn about the Buzzards Bay region’s animals, plants, and habitats.

On July 6, learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, and more at our Amphibians program, and then try your hand at finding some yourself at Doggetts Brook Recreational Area (55 Dexter Ln., Rochester). On July 13, learn about the amazing sounds found in nature at Water and Weather, including a search for river inhabitants among the remnants of the old sawmill at Church’s Field (81 Mattapoisett Rd., Rochester). And on July 20, keep an eye out for spectacular birds like titmice, chickadees, and medowlark during the Birds program at Shoolman Preserve (204 New Bedford Rd., Rochester). All programs run from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Family Fridays are recommended for families with elementary school-aged children. We encourage you to attend all three programs, but it isn’t required.

Registration is required for each program. To RSVP, visit, or contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at (508) 999-6363 ext. 219 or

These events are part of Discover Buzzards Bay, an initiative to help people across the Buzzards Bay region find unique and exciting ways to explore the outdoors, get some exercise and connect with nature. To learn more, visit

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