Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wild About Turtles

Thayer Memorial Library

1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Project Nature will visit with a fun program featuring live turtles. Children will learn about turtles from around the world. There will be singing, movement, stories and clay sculpture. Come and learn about what turtles eat, if they have teeth, and where turtles live.

Click here for hours and diections to the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster's free public library, at 717 Main St. For more library events, check our listing at For more information about the library, call 978-368-8928.

717 Main Street
Lancaster, MA 01523

Friday, January 23, 2009

Marion Natural History Museum After School

At the Marion Natural History Museum, an after school program focuses on sea turtles. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Kids will learn about four species of sea turtles are found around Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts in the summer. Learn about these endangered species, from the young Kemp’s Ridley, the size of a dinner plate, to the giant leatherbacks, which can be 8-feet-long and weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

The program is led by Karen Dourdeville, who conducts a sea turtle program with Mass. Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Cost for the program is $6 for nonmembers, $4 for members.

Send registrations with payment to Marion Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 644, Marion, MA 02738 to reserve a spot. All programs will meet at the Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring Street, Marion. Register with the Museum directly, not the school or library. For information

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Step into the EcoZone, South Shore Natural Science Center's multidimensional, interactive exhibit area that focuses on the ecosystems of southeastern Massachusetts. The main habitats which comprise the EcoZone are wetlands, woodlands and meadows.

Features of the woodland area, include a life-sized model of a red maple tree whose branches extend over the turtle and frog ponds. Tree roots allow our wood and spotted turtles to climb up to an area at the base of the red maple tree. A hollow log, large enough for both children and adults to crawl through divides the turtle and frog ponds. There are peepholes on the interior walls of the hollow log that allow you to peek into the ponds and see turtles and frogs swimming around.

EcoZone, an interactive live animal exhibits with fish, turtles, and bullfrog; critter corner; feed the animals and meet an animal. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. $5, $3 children/seniors.

South Shore Natural Science Center

P.O. Box 429

48 Jacobs Lane

Norwell, MA 02061

phone: 781-659-2559; fax: 781-659-5924