“Dig” Earth Day at the Wakefield Estate with Earth Art and a chance to try your hand at Archaeology

This year’s Earth Day Celebration at the Wakefield Estate will offer families a chance to really “dig in” while they explore archaeology and earth art on April 19, from 10 a.m. until noon. During the visit to the estate, one can take in the first signs of spring’s beauty and meet the estate’s chickens, sheep, and Jack the llama.

As in the past, the day’s activities will feature nature-based art activities for all ages, including making sun prints and nature collages. These activities are designed to be fun for any age from toddlers through teenagers.

This year at the estate, Earth Day is also Earth Archaeology day, with games and activities that will provide participants with a chance to see how archaeology works. Sara Belkin and Jenny Wildt, Boston University doctoral candidates in Archaeology who direct the estate’s Summer Archaeology Institute, will be on hand to guide visitors through a sample archaeological dig. Participants will have the opportunity to “excavate” real artifacts found during past Summer Archaeology Institute excavations. This activity is aimed at elementary and middle school students, and teen-agers interested in finding out more about the Summer Archaeology Institute. Applications forms for the Summer Institute will be available or can be requested by emailing wakefieldestate@dogwoodlanefarm.org.

The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road, Milton. While this event is free, pre-registration is requested. Call 617-333-0924 for more information or to register.

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