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Great Backyard Bird Count 2022

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

  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

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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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The Butterfly Man

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

The “Butterfly Man” - Joe Dwelly .a Yarmouth resident, will be visiting the Marion Natural History Museum to share what he knows about our local species. Mr. Dwelly will give advice about where they can be found and how community members can attract them to their own backyards. .For Dwelly “it’s important to raise awareness…

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Fossil Hunting 101

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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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Unique Birds of Marion

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

Justin Barrett of the Nasketucket Bird Club will be discussing our native bird species. We’ll explore some of the most unique and rare birds that call Marion home or use it as a stopover site during migration. Join us to see what makes Marion the perfect place for these birds.   This is a free program,…

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To Bee or Not To Bee, creating a pollinator garden for insects

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

  There's a lot of "buzz" about pollinators these days. Protect our pollinators! Save the bees! Avoid "spicy bees!"  It’s no question: Pollinators are critical to the life we are familiar with today. But, it’s important to stop and think about what we're all fighting for. What exactly defines a “bee” or any other insect…

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Dive into a Vernal Pool

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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!

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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,…

Exploring Ram Island

Marion Natural History Museum 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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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