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Birding apps for beginers

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Justin Barrett, museum board member and president of the Nasketucket Bird Club, will be showing us the basics of the most popular birding apps. The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up and these apps will be extremely useful while we identify birds in the field.

A potential win for Fisheries and Endangered right whales

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Woods Hole Researcher Michael Moore has been working with fishermen, engineers, and other scientists to adapt technology that allows bottom trap retrieval with less risk of whale and turtle entanglement. Potentially allowing fishermen to fish in areas otherwise closed for whale conservation. Come in and meet Dr. Michael Moore to hear more about this interesting…

How to start your own natural history collections

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

We will take a look at how you can begin your own collections. We will cover aspects such as identifying your specimen, correctly labelling, and storage. We will also take a quick tour of some of the Marion Natural History Museum's specimens from its beginnings in 1872 to recent donations. Feel free to bring in…

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Let’s look for winter ducks at Silvershell Beach

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Justin Barrett, museum board member and president of the Nasketucket Bird Club, will guide us through some areas at Silvershell Beach that commonly host our winged winter arrivals. Never been on a bird walk before? No problem! Justin is an excellent birding guide and welcomes questions from all including those with little to no experience.…

Winter Walk at Washburn with the Marion Natural History Museum

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and Service Forester James Rassman for a walk around Washburn Park. We will be learning to identify various tree and shrub species using their bark and buds. We will be walking through fields and forest habitat so please dress accordingly.

Bird Feeders and Winter Bird Exploration with Manomet bird observatory

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Students will explore local birds that overwinter in Massachusetts. They will be given model birds to identify and information about their overwintering behaviors and diet. Students will have to determine what would be the best food source for their bird based on options provided: mixed seed, sunflower seeds, acorns, etc. and then will be given…

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Naturally Aritistic

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

“Naturally” Artistic - 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! About the instructor: MNHM Board Member and lifelong artist, Karen Alves has taught at Bridgewater State University for 16 years where her curriculum and teaching style helped hundreds…

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Naturally Artistic for adults

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

“Naturally” Artistic - Join us while we explore the synergy of nature and art. Plan to roll up your sleeves, have fun and get creative! About the instructor: MNHM Board Member and lifelong artist, Karen Alves has taught at Bridgewater State University for 16 years where her curriculum and teaching style helped hundreds of students…

The science of tie dye

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

When you introduce a typical piece of clothing made of cotton or linen to a colored dye, fiber reactive dyes attach to cellulose fibers using a covalent bond. The dye molecule actually becomes a part of the t-shirt cellulose molecule. That being said this is a wonderful opportunity to mix science and creativity to create…

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Amazing Arthropods with Blake Dinius

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Insects are the “little ones who run our world” - Renowned entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Insects and spiders make up about 77% of all animal species on the plant. There are 300-400 species of silverfish, but only 15 species goldfish. There are more species of bees than birds. And, the number of species of moths…

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Trip to Bird Island

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Let's learn about our feathered arrivals on Bird Island. We will see Common terns and if we're lucky the endangered Roseate tern. Bird Island provides a very special habitat for these animals as well as Oystercatchers and other birds who need this island for a safe nesting site. We will be taking a boat trip,…

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THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE!

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Join us while learning about propulsion and lift with Mike Cronin. Each child will have his/her own rocket with motor to assemble and launch. The cost for this program is $20 per participant. Space is limited to 12 children. The program is limited to children ages 6 and older, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parent…

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Exploring Ram Island

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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 up…

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