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Terrapin Guardians: A Conservation Journey

February 28 @ 3:30 pm

Embark on an enlightening journey with our “Terrapin Guardians” program, led by the committed Deb Ewing. Explore the essential efforts to protect the Diamondback Terrapin, a species facing significant threats. What you’ll learn: Conservation in Action: Understand the impactful work done by Deb Ewing and the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) in safeguarding these…

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Cosmic Explorations: Astronomy 101

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a stellar adventure in the Universe! Embark on an exciting space odyssey with “Cosmic Explorations: Astronomy 101,” led by amateur astronomer Peter Marshall. What’s in store: Universe Unveiled: Venture through the immense universe, exploring the distances to planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Celestial Wonders: Be captivated by the beauty and mysteries of…

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Nest Builders & Egg Explorers: Discover the Art of Avian Architecture

March 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a fascinating exploration of bird nests and eggs at the museum! This hands-on program delves into our unique collection, offering a close-up view of these natural wonders. What you’ll experience: Nest Examination: Investigate real bird nests from our collection and understand the intricacies of their construction. Creative Nest Building: Using a variety…

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Wetland Wonders: Discovering Amphibian Habitats: A Hands-On Journey Through Nature

April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Did you know that the small pools you find in the woods, the ones that usually dry up by late summer, start the whole forest food chain?! Dive into the fascinating world of wetland amphibians and their vital role in the forest ecosystem with our interactive program. What we’ll surface: Habitat Exploration: Uncover the secrets…

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Botanical Chronicles: Herbarium 101 ~ Making a Plant Press

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us on a botanical journey with “Botanical Chronicles: Herbarium 101.” Discover the fascinating world of herbaria, where preserved plant specimens become a window to the past and a treasure for the future. What you’ll be impressed by: Herbarium Significance: Explore how herbaria preserve a historical record of change in vegetation over time, offering invaluable…

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Rocket Science! Ignite Your Imagination with Rocketry

May 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Prepare for an exhilarating experience with “ROCKET SCIENCE!” Led by rocketry enthusiast Mike Cronin, this program offers a hands-on introduction to the principles of propulsion and lift. What kind of blast to anticipate: Build and Launch Your Rocket: Each child receives a rocket kit with a motor for a personal building, decorating and launching experience.…

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Avian Adventure: A Voyage to Bird Island

May 22 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 am

Set off on a sought-after journey to Bird Island, renowned for its vibrant bird life. This program, a favorite among after school science and nature enthusiasts, offers an exceptional opportunity to observe diverse bird species in their natural habitat. What to expect on this popular trip: Feathered Friends: Encounter the seasonal arrival of Common terns,…

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Ram Island Expedition: Discovering Unique Ecosystems

May 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Set off on a journey to Ram Island, a gem within Sippican Harbor known for its diverse and unique ecosystems. Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Hannah Moore, we have a special opportunity to explore this fascinating island. What you’ll experience: Diverse Ecosystems: Investigate the island’s salt marshes, rocky intertidal shoreline, and mud flats…

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