Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team


Activity Calendar

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Andrews Street and Southern Avenue, Essex MA 01930

    Vernal Pond Walk hosted by Manchester Essex Conservation Trust. 

    Vernal Pool Exploration - Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Director Rick Roth will explore a vernal pool not far down the path off Andrews St in Essex. We’ll be looking for frogs, salamanders, and shrimp along with whatever else we find in the ponds and woods on the path. There are over 200 vernal ponds on Cape Ann alone so with a little knowledge from Rick you’ll be ready to explore other ponds on your own.

    This will be a family-friendly event perfect for children and adults of all ages! Once at the vernal pool, you will be able to venture around the edges and look for a variety of fascinating egg masses and organisms under Rick's direction.

    Sunday, 3-5PM, meet on Andrews St, off Southern Av, in Essex.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly MA 01915

    We will have a Vernal Pond and Snake Exhibit during Endicott Earth Day Celebration 2019.

    This activity is sponsored by the Endicott College Sustainability Office. There will be food, live music, and other vendors with fun games.

    Location... 376 Hale Street, it's on the back side of the Life Science building towards the Amphitheater and ponds.

    Rain location... bottom floor of the Callahan Center.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street, Essex, MA 01929

    We'll be there with our Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit.

    It should be a pretty cool event. The event is geared primarily for elementary school students and their families.  

    During this free event, students will have an opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at our hands-on exploratory evening!

    It will take place at Essex Elementary School – 12 Story Street, Essex MA.

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, Rockport MA 01966

    We'll be there with a Vernal Pond Display.

    There will be a “gathering of earth-friendly ideas” at the Rockport Community House as well as clean-ups and other activities scattered throughout Town:

    • Nature Talks; learn about eels, bees, flowers
    • See some vernal pond critters and learn about their habitat
    • Learn about composting, planting, recycling, gardening, and more
    • Clean-up Town-owned areas throughout town
    • Enjoy a ‘fair-like’ setting with various tables and discuss earth-friendly topics
    • Tour Town Facilities: Transfer Station, Water Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • View nature art by local artists
    • And much more...
    Sponsored by The Rockport Conservation Commission.
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Lynn Woods, meet at the Penny Brook Road parking lot, Lynn, MA 01905

    Snakes of New England and the World - one hour live animal presentation.

    19th Annual Lynn Woods Earth Fest Cleanup Schedule of Events
    8:30 am Coffee etc.
    9-12 Spring Cleaning
    12:00 pm Pizza, live music, Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team -- Snakes of New England and the World live animal Presentation.

    Suitable for all ages.

    Check out Lynnhappens.com for more information.





    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA 01930

    Let's see if we can get a bunch of walkers for the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team this year. We plan to be there with a live animal display at the afterwalk party.

    If you want to get sponsors and walk for us, go to http://www.gloucesterpridestride.com and get your pledge sheet.

    Gloucester Pride Stride is an Annual Fundraising Walk to Benefit Cape Ann Non-Profits and Community Groups

    32ND ANNUAL
    GLOUCESTER PRIDE STRIDE
    3-MILE WALK BEGINS AND ENDS AT STAGE FORT PARK
    10am: Registration | 12pm: Walk Begins

    Join us for a celebration cookout after the walk featuring DJ music, inflatable playground, games and fun for the whole family!

    Go to our Special Events page to learn more.

    • 18 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Throughout Downtown, Rockport, MA 01966

    We’ll be there from 9 - 5 with a live animal display and some vernal pond creatures. Set up must be completed by 8:30. 

    The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates the Arts in Rockport. And all of it centers around the fishing shack-artist’s studio-tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1 by Lester Hornby, a well know artist and instructor of the period.

    Film, poetry, dance, music, and art-making activities are all a part of the festival, as well as historical presentations and a 5k Road Race and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives.


    • 25 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • St. Peter's Square, corner of Rogers and Washington, Gloucester, MA 01930

    Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Education Adventures are teaming up to hold our notorious Yard Sale.
     
    This is a fundraiser to support our nonprofit efforts. Your donations are tax deductible. 

    Please participate by donating, shopping, helping at the event, and bringing your friends along to buy lot of stuff.

    We have a good time and hope you join in the fun. It's all for a good cause and maybe you can find a hidden treasure. 

    Go to our Special Events page to learn more.

    Rain date June 1.

    No junk please - just things that are in good shape and you wouldn't be too embarrassed to give away!

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury MA 01776

    Snakes of New England and the World - one hour live animal presentation by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

    Join us for the 18th annual RiverFest celebration. Free events for all ages along the SuAsCo Wild and Scenic River.

    Great Meadows NWR is located 20 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts. The refuge headquarters can be reached by taking Route 20 to Route 27 North. Follow Route 27 (1.7 miles) from Wayland and turn right onto Water Row. Follow Water Row (1.2 miles) until it ends and turn right onto Lincoln Road. Travel one half mile, then turn left onto Weir Hill Road.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a weekend full of free, family-friendly activities, from Lowell to Framingham! Riverfest is the annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers, and includes over 40 events in nine communities. With free walks, talks, hikes, paddles, concerts and art, there is something for everyone.

    For a full listing of events and maps, please visit www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org. 

    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Downtown Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

    We'll be there with some sort of animal exhibit. 

    We will set up a tent in front of Toodeloos Toy Store because they're crazyfun people in there and they let us use their electricity to run our lights to boot.

    Check out all the Music (on 3 different stages) and Performances that are happening throughout the evening. Plus there will be a bunch of venders... and our great exhibit of course.

    Main Street, Downtown Gloucester comes alive when the Street is closed off with live music, street performers, al fresco dining, vendors, food vendors and more!

    More information here....
    http://www.gloucesterblockparty.com/index.html

    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury MA 01776

    Snakes of New England and the World - one hour live animal presentation by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. This activity is for campers only.

    Ipswich River Day Camp: Naturalists - Reptile Roundup Session I

    Lots of really neat reptiles can be found in Massachusetts including turtles and snakes. Warm summer weather is the perfect time for campers to search for these dinosaur-like creatures with bony backs and scaly skin. A visit with special guest Rick Roth, Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, will introduce everyone to live reptiles.

     

    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Downtown Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

    We'll be there with some sort of animal exhibit. 

    We will set up a tent in front of Toodeloos Toy Store because they're crazyfun people in there and they let us use their electricity to run our lights to boot.

    Check out all the Music (on 3 different stages) and Performances that are happening throughout the evening. Plus there will be a bunch of venders... and our great exhibit of course.

    Main Street, Downtown Gloucester comes alive when the Street is closed off with live music, street performers, al fresco dining, vendors, food vendors and more!

    More information here....
    http://www.gloucesterblockparty.com/index.html

    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Downtown Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

    We'll be there with some sort of animal exhibit. 

    We will set up a tent in front of Toodeloos Toy Store because they're crazyfun people in there and they let us use their electricity to run our lights to boot.

    Check out all the Music (on 3 different stages) and Performances that are happening throughout the evening. Plus there will be a bunch of venders... and our great exhibit of course.

    Main Street, Downtown Gloucester comes alive when the Street is closed off with live music, street performers, al fresco dining, vendors, food vendors and more!

    More information here....
    http://www.gloucesterblockparty.com/index.html

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester MA 01930

    We’ll be there all day with a native snake display, and a bunch of other snakes for people to get up close and personal.

    SCHOONER FESTIVAL FUN WITH ARTISTS, EXHIBITS, MUSIC & MORE

    The hosts are creating a busy, festive hub of traditional crafters, engaging community organizations in the First Ipswich Bank Pavilion, expert seafood demonstrations, foot stomping music with Old Cold Tater, impossible magic, schooner sails, and fun-filled family activities on Harbor Loop. Enjoy local fare at our food tents. Schooners will be docked at Maritime Gloucester's Webster Pier with others throughout the city. Click the links below for last year's participating organizations and vendors and an event schedule. Updates will be made, so check back soon!
    Check out the link below to learn more...

    maritime-heritage-day

Past Activities

25 Mar 2019 Annual Board Meeting
20 Feb 2019 TOHP Burnham Public Library Essex - Snakes of New England and the World
12 Nov 2018 Board Member Meeting
21 Oct 2018 Petco Reptile Rally - Live Animal Exhibit
17 Oct 2018 Boston Biodiversity Consortium - Vernal Ponds Presentation at Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
06 Oct 2018 Bridge Cape Ann's 6th Annual Fall Fest - Live Animal Exhibit
03 Oct 2018 Hamilton-Wenham STEM Discovery Night - Live Animal Exhibit
29 Sep 2018 Cape Ann Sustainability Fair - Live Animal Exhibit
22 Sep 2018 Crow Fest at the Common Crow Natural Market - Live Animal Exhibit
15 Sep 2018 The Fools Concert and Silent Auction to Benefit the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team
01 Sep 2018 Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
31 Aug 2018 Main Street Block Party #3 in Gloucester - Live Animal Exhibit
11 Aug 2018 Main Street Block Party #2 in Gloucester - Live Animal Exhibit
06 Aug 2018 Board Member Meeting
04 Aug 2018 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
03 Aug 2018 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
28 Jul 2018 Sawyer Free Library - Snakes of New England and the World
19 Jul 2018 Cape Ann Farmer's Market - Snake Exhibit and Kid's Art Project
19 Jul 2018 Summer Fun Day Camp at Rockport Elementary - Snakes of New England and the World
14 Jul 2018 Main Street Block Party #1 in Gloucester - Live Animal Exhibit
16 Jun 2018 Riverfest - Snakes of New England and the World
11 Jun 2018 Devereux at Waring - Snakes of New England and the World
03 Jun 2018 Audubon Nature Festival at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Snake Exhibit
02 Jun 2018 Strawberry Festival - Live Animal Exhibit
26 May 2018 Yard Sale benefit for Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Education Adventures
20 May 2018 The Crane Estate for The Trustees of Reservations - Snakes of New England and the World
09 May 2018 Perley Elementary School - Introduction to Vernal Ponds
28 Apr 2018 Lynn Woods Earth Fest - Snakes of New England and the World
25 Apr 2018 Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip 5
21 Apr 2018 Endicott College Earth Day Celebration - Vernal Pond and Snake Exhibit
20 Apr 2018 Earth Day Expo at Applied Materials - Vernal Pond Exhibit
16 Apr 2018 Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip 4
13 Apr 2018 Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip 3
08 Apr 2018 New England Herpetological Society - Vernal Ponds Presentation at New England Wildlife Center
04 Apr 2018 Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip 2
31 Mar 2018 Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip 1
26 Mar 2018 Annual Board Meeting
24 Mar 2018 Essex County Community Foundation - Institute for Trustees Training 2018
20 Feb 2018 Cape Ann YMCA - Snakes of New England and the World
16 Feb 2018 Brooksby Village Residents - Introduction to Vernal Ponds
21 Jan 2018 Cape Ann Summer Adventure Fair - Live Animal Exhibit
05 Nov 2017 Massachusetts Reptile Expo - Native Snake Display
21 Oct 2017 Annual Wicked Scary Pumpkin Carving Session
08 Oct 2017 New England Reptile Expo - Just a fun event but no display
07 Oct 2017 Bridge Cape Ann's 5th Annual Fall Fest - Live Animal Exhibit
16 Sep 2017 Gloucester Harvest Music Festival - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
15 Sep 2017 Millbrook Meadow and Mill Pond Restoration
14 Sep 2017 Millbrook Meadow and Mill Pond Restoration
09 Sep 2017 Millbrook Meadow and Mill Pond Restoration
08 Sep 2017 Millbrook Meadow and Mill Pond Restoration
02 Sep 2017 Gloucester Schooner Festival's Maritime Heritage Day - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
01 Sep 2017 Main Street Block Party in Gloucester - Live Animal Exhibit
31 Aug 2017 Cape Ann Farmer's Market - Snake Exhibit and Kid's Art Project
05 Aug 2017 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
04 Aug 2017 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar - Snakes of New England and the World Exhibit
22 Jul 2017 Sawyer Free Library - Snakes of New England and the World
20 Jul 2017 Summer Fun Day Camp at Rockport Elementary - Snakes of New England and the World
15 Jul 2017 Main Street Block Party in Gloucester - Live Animal Exhibit
15 Jul 2017 Summerfaire Animal Awareness at Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport - Live Animal Exhibit
25 Jun 2017 Halibut Point State Park - Snakes of New England and the World
24 Jun 2017 Harold Parker State Forest - Snakes of New England and the World
17 Jun 2017 Riverfest - Snakes of New England and the World
10 Jun 2017 Strawberry Festival - Live Animal Exhibit
09 Jun 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Get Outside Center
07 Jun 2017 Perley Elementary School - Introduction to Vernal Ponds
04 Jun 2017 Audubon Nature Festival at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Snake Exhibit
02 Jun 2017 Visiting Scientist Day at O'Maley School - Field Biology Discussion
27 May 2017 Yard Sale benefit for Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Education Adventures
21 May 2017 The Crane Estate for The Trustees of Reservations - Snakes of New England and the World
20 May 2017 Motif No. 1 Day - Live Animal Exhibit
07 May 2017 Massachusetts Reptile Expo - Snake Display
02 May 2017 Massachusetts State House
30 Apr 2017 Gloucester Pride Stride - Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Live Animal Exhibit
29 Apr 2017 Clean Energy and Sustainability Fair - Snakes and Vernal Pond Critters Exhibit
22 Apr 2017 Lynn Woods Earth Fest Cleanup - Snakes of New England and the World
20 Apr 2017 Glen Urquhart School (GUS) - Snakes of New England and the World
18 Apr 2017 Seekonk Public Library - Snakes of New England and the World
09 Apr 2017 Tompson Street Reservation - Vernal Pond Field Trip
04 Apr 2017 Gloucester High School - Snakes of New England and the World
22 Mar 2017 Cape Cod Beer - Snakes of New England with Rick Roth & Joe Martinez of New England Herp Society
24 Feb 2017 Cape Ann YMCA - Snakes of New England and the World
29 Jan 2017 New England Reptile Expo - Snake Display
09 Dec 2016 Gloucester High School - Snakes of New England and the World
02 Dec 2016 Annual Appeal Committee Meeting
23 Nov 2016 Manchester Memorial Elementary School - Snakes of New England and the World
22 Oct 2016 Annual Wicked Scary Pumpkin Carving Event
14 Oct 2016 Cape Ann Trail Stewards Transit to Trails Launch Event - CAVPT Exhibit
01 Oct 2016 Dogtown Days - Introduction to Vernal Ponds Exhibit
25 Sep 2016 New England Herpetological Society's Mass Reptile Expo - Native Massachusetts Snake Display
09 Sep 2016 Benefit Concert & Auction featuring acoustical music by Charlie Farren
03 Sep 2016 Maritime Gloucester - Snake Exhibit
20 Aug 2016 Gloucester Block Party - Snake Exhibit
11 Aug 2016 Cape Ann Farmer's Market - Snake Exhibit and Kids Art Project
05 Aug 2016 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar - Snakes Display
30 Jul 2016 Animal Krackers Pet Shop - Snake Display
29 Jul 2016 Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Snakes of New England and the World
28 Jul 2016 Rockport Elementary - Snakes of New England and the World

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