My school/organization is on a very tight budget. Do you offer free programs or offer scholarships for programs?

My school/organization is on a very tight budget. Do you offer free programs or offer scholarships for programs?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

There is a free spring and fall Open House and occasional afternoon programs (announced on Facebook), but all other programs have a fee. The current budget at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center does not make it possible to offer free programs unless it is a girls’ group participating in the Women in Natural Science […]

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Other than Kite Making, which programs do you offer at schools and other sites?

Other than Kite Making, which programs do you offer at schools and other sites?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

All of our educational programs are available at the Observatory or as Outreach Programs. For off-site programs we have modified them to be done using computer presentations and other visual aids. The pricing starts at $120.00 for up to two hours and varies based on the number of students, materials used and total time required. […]

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What kind of kite will the students be making?

What kind of kite will the students be making?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

For most groups we suggest the Tyvek Sled kite. It’s easy to make and fun to fly. It is $5 per kite kit and is appropriate for all ages. Alternately, if we have one group of about 15/5 (there is flexibility such as 18/6 or 12/4) that wants to do a different kite we can […]

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For the kite making workshop is there a limit to the number of students?

For the kite making workshop is there a limit to the number of students?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

Based on the space at your site, we can do up to 80 people in one session. There is a maximum of 24 in one session at Blue Hill Observatory. For larger groups we can split the group up into a kite making group and a weather Observatory group and then switch activities after a […]

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Are there minimum numbers required to do a program?

Are there minimum numbers required to do a program?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

Any number, including just one person, can book an educational program. The base fee covers the initial cost of the program. The per person admission helps cover expenses such as supplies, cleaning and other incidentals. The more participants, the lower the per-person price becomes. For small groups of 1 to 7 we can often modify […]

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How many participants can there be in a program?

How many participants can there be in a program?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

“Weather Watching at Great Blue Hill” can host up to 60 in one session though we suggest 40 or fewer. Group Program pricing is based on 20 people per session and is adjusted based on each specific group. We suggest no more than 16 for a simple “Observatory Exploration” program. We can do multiple programs […]

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How do I book a program or schedule a visit?

How do I book a program or schedule a visit?

| February 21, 2014 | Reply

Please contact Program Director Don McCasland. You can phone him at 617-696-0562 or e-mail  dmccasland@bluehill.org.

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What educational programs do you offer?

What educational programs do you offer?

| February 21, 2014 | Reply

We have a variety of programs for all ages. You can see most of them on our website on our Programs Page . Detailed descriptions can be custom written for your group.

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