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Great Backyard Bird Count 2022

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  Join the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Let’s discover how to participate in this worldwide citizen effort. Nasketucket Bird Club president Justin Barrett will show us techniques to identify birds and how to log your birds.  We will also learn how to record your findings online and see what species others are reporting around the…

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Monarch Butterflies

March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

March 2 – Monarchs. A lifelong monarch enthusiast, Maggie Payne will cover the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and the amazing journey that these butterflies take from New England to Mexico every year. Learn about how you can make your yard a monarch habitat to do your part to help in their population recovery.…

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Fossil Hunting 101

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come learn about fossils and fossil hunting. Amateur Paleontologist Jim Pierson will help us explore this unique world and we’ll learn how to start looking for our own T-Rex fossils. Jim will be bringing in examples of his own collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world to examine and we will also…

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Dive into a Vernal Pool

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

Vernal pools provide a safe place for many amphibians that cannot survive in other habitats to reach adulthood. Let’s study these fascinating and important nurseries of the forest. We will be examining specimens from a local pool and take a close look at some of the plants and animals that rely on this important habitat,…

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Bird Island

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

April 27 – Bird Island.  Let’s go visit Bird Island with the Marion Harbormaster’s office. We will visit the nesting habitat and examine the life history of some of the world’s rarest birds. This program fills very fast so please register early! Program is limited to 12 students. Pick up will be at the Harbormaster’s…

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Naturally Artistic

May 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

May 11 – Join us after school where we’ll explore the synergy of nature and art. Plan to roll up your sleeves, have fun and get creative! Artist and graphic designer Karen Alves will be leading this program.

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This IS Rocket Science!

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This IS rocket science! Join us while learning about propulsion and lift with Mike Cronin. Each child will have his/her own rocket with motor to assemble and set off. The cost for this program is $20 per participant. Submit payment to Marion Natural History Museum. Space is limited to 12 children, ages 6 and up,…

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Exploring Ram Island

June 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Exploring Ram Island is situated within Sippican Harbor and has some unique ecosystems for us to explore. Michael and Hannah Moore have kindly invited our group to explore their saltmarshes, rocky intertidal shoreline, mud flats (depending on tide) and several Osprey nests.  This will be a longer trip than usual, so please plan to pick…

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