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Saturday Children’s Walk: Mowry Conservation Area

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Join Becky Settje for a guided nature walk at Mowry Conservation Area. This 44 acre parcel features a lovely, lively trout stream, towering hemlocks and pines, a scenic footbridge, picnic tables, a walking trail and the remains of an earthen stone dam.

On the one mile trail we will identify plants, trees, insects and birds.  Depending on the group’s interest, we can share our knowledge on such topics as pollination, the food chain, soils, etc. This walk is a repeat of the walk on Tuesday, October 18.

Walks are suitable for children K thru 6th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Bring water and snacks and be sure to use restrooms before your arrival. Wear appropriate clothing for trail walking — long sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and sturdy shoes.

Leader —Becky Settje, a RI Wild Plant volunteer and nature enthusiast, has over 30 years experience working with children through various programs including Girl Scouts, 4-H and homeschooling. She is currently a school group docent for Garden in the Woods, a native plant garden in Framingham, MA. Becky has a passion to share her love of flora and fauna with children. Through her energetic, fun  and “child led” approach, your children will learn to become nature detectives as we explore and observe the great outdoors.

Participants – maximum 15
Fee – $5:00 per family; Free for family if adult/guardian is a RIWPS member

We will meet at the beginning of the trail. For Map and Driving Directions see Mowry Conservation Area in Seven Scenic Walks in Smithfield.

Advance registration required.


October 22, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Mowry Conservation Area
Smithfield, RI