The Marion Natural History Museum after School Programs for Fall/Winter 2022 will be on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30, the cost is $8.00 members, $10.00 nonmembers
October 26 – Backyard Archaeology with Jim Pierson. In celebration of Archaeology Month, we will be looking at the basics for finding artifacts in your own backyard. We will be practicing techniques for exploring the remains of the past that you would normally never notice. Grades 3-6 only, program limited to no more than 12.
November 9 – Sea Turtle T.L.C. with Sara Sperber, Operations and Programs Coordinator, National Marine Life Center. How do you take care of a sick sea turtle? Students will learn about sea turtle strandings, rehabilitation and release. This program will focus on the National Marine Life Center and their mission of caring for stranded marine animals, focusing on sea turtles as the sea turtle cold-stunning season will be upon us! Learn what to do if you find a cold-stun sea turtle and how the NMLC is part of a stranding network that care for these animals in need. There will be hands-on activity that will allow students to care for their own sea turtle patient.
November 30 – Introduction to Forestry. Join Service Forester Jim Rassman as we learn about the trees of Massachusetts. We will learn about different types of local trees, how to tell how old a tree is and the benefits that trees and forest provide to us all. If the weather is nice, we will get to meet a few trees that grow nearby.
December 7 – Dissecting Owl pellets. What is an owl pellet? How is it formed? What is in it? Let’s use our magnifiers and dissecting microscopes to take a close look at these interesting owl castings. Program limited to 8, grades 3-6.
December 21 – Holiday Party! We will be celebrating the holidays by making gifts and crafts from natural and recycled materials. Join us for this annual get-together and have fun making crafts, being with friends and enjoying some snacks to celebrate the end of the year.
To register, please go to www.marionmuseum.org.