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Tour the historic Bird Island lighthouse

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday afternoon, September 29 Let’s learn a little about the history of the Bird Island Lighthouse. The historic structures and hear a ghost story involving the first lighthouse keeper and his wife. We will be meeting at the Harbormaster’s office at Island Wharf at 3:30. Sippican School parents may request the museum staff to retrieve…

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Talking Terrapins

November 1 @ 3:30 pm

Deb Ewing oversees a diamondback terrapin conservation area in Marion and has partnered with the New England Coastal Wildlife alliance to protect Diamondback Terrapins. She will be sharing information regarding the efforts she and others have made to protect this threatened species. She has created a “turtle garden” on conservation land in Marion and joined…

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Fall forests with Jim Rassman

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

November 8th – AN INTRODUCTION TO Fall FORESTS with state forester Jim Rassman. We will learn about different types of local trees, how to tell how old a tree is, and the benefits that trees and forests provide to us all. If the weather is nice, we will get to meet a few trees that…

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Build a Bog

November 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Let’s investigate how cranberry bogs were created from glacial times to now. We will be creating our own bog-in-a-cup to bring home.

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How watersheds work

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

What is a watershed? We will be using the museum’s watershed table to experiment how a watershed reacts to certain conditions. We will be using our creativity and hands on experiments to find the answers to some of our most common issues like pollution, erosion, flooding, sea level rise and more. Please dress to get…

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Whales in our waters

December 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

While investigating museum specimens we’ll learn a little about the whales that visit our coast each year. Some filter their food and some use their teeth for larger prey. Where do they migrate from when they enter our waters in spring and where do they go when the weather gets too cold? What are their…

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Annual Holiday Party!

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

Let’s have fun at our annual holiday party. We’ll be making gifts from natural and recycled materials. As usual we will be spread out over several tables for a variety of crafts and activities. Let’s get together and have fun making creative projects while enjoying some snacks and beverages.

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