Canal Kids 2017

27 Jun Canal Kids 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Junior Ranger? Join us for 5 or more Canal Kids programs this summer and you’ll receive your Junior Ranger patch and certificate!             

This free summer-long program takes place at the Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center every Tuesdays between 10 am and 11:30 am.

It’s FREE! No pre-registration required

Meet at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center for these hands-on activities and games. You may be surprised how much fun learning can be!


July 11 – Water Safety

Playing, boating and swimming on Cape Cod can be a lot of fun. But it also can be very dangerous.

Learn how to play it safe with some fun games and activities.


July 18 – What do Park Rangers do?

Ever wonder what Park Rangers do? Join us to learn about some of the different jobs of a Park Ranger, check out our gear, try on a uniform, practice some Ranger skills and play a game to tie it all together.


July 25 – Ahoy Matey

Take your first steps to becoming a ‘salty dog’. Join us to learn a sailor’s language, navigation skills, how boats float, how to tie knots and more!


August 1 – Touch Tank of Marine Life

Lobsters, crabs, sea stars and more. Join us for a hands-on experience with live marine critters!

Discover the fascinating ways these animals adapt and survive to life’s challenges.


August 8 The Amazing Life of Trees

We see trees every day, but how much do we really know about them? We’ll learn to identify various trees around the Visitor Center and discover some fascinating facts about them.


August 15 You Can Be an Engineer!

Do you like solving problems & being creative? Join us for a morning full of hands-on activities that will have you thinking like an engineer. Design, build and test… how strong is it? Will it fly? Will it lift? Let’s find out!


August 22 Birds of a Feather

Every year hundreds of species of birds migrate north from their winter nesting grounds in the south. Come experience the hazards and helpers these amazing creatures encounter along their long journey. Also learn how to use binoculars and identify local species.


August 29 Catch the Buzz

Did you know that the smallest farm animal plays the greatest role in food production? Join us to explore the amazing lives of honey bees and native bees. Learn to waggle dance, build pollinator habitat, and learn how even the littlest bee lovers can “bee” part of the solution in helping our pollinators thrive.


The Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center is located at 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich, MA

All programs will be held rain or shine: outside weather permitting; inside the Visitor Center in inclement weather. For more information, call 508.833.9678 or visit

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