This is a guest blog post by Mary Pat Finnegan who attended the June 21, 2014 Broad Meadow Brook Festival with her son Sean and daughter Marion.
I had the pleasure of celebrating the 1st day of Summer by joining the kindest people from VSA, Seven Hills, and Broad Meadow Brook for a fabulous Broad Meadow Brook Festival – It was an interactive, experiential Nature Learning Adventure! Right away arriving at Broad Meadow Brook grounds was like entering a piece of heaven! We were warmly greeted by Charlie who helped us find the group which was ahead of us. The cool fresh air, the sound of bird calls on every breeze, the beautiful boardwalks, and nature overflowing everywhere you looked! From hugging trees, digging for bugs, looking for birds in the bird blind, searching for eyes at the frog pond, touching feathers of various birds, it was a Wow! Of a day.
Most of all I met the kindest of people who assisted my kids to interact and enjoy nature at whatever level of interest they had! hank you Charlie, Razz, Robin, and Kathy! I really appreciate how wonderful you were in making this nature trip such a positive experience. When my son would not go into the building, I so appreciate that you brought the stuffed beaver out to him to touch! There was an abundance of nature facts and knowledge shared by Kathy at Broad Meadow Brook. She made learning about nature fun and informative, for all the kids and the adults too.
I am still in awe from the experience. Not only did I get to be in beautiful nature with my kids and their aides, but we met the nicest people too!!
Thank you again,
Mary Pat Finnegan