The Marion Natural History Museum will be starting their spring afterschool nature programs on the following dates;
April 28: Eastern Box Turtles, presented by Brian Butler of Oxbow Associates. Why are these animals called “box” turtles? What do they eat and what do they need to survive? And why are they endangered? Let’s learn a little something about our local turtle population and how we can protect them. Brian will be bringing many hands-on items to explore as well as a radio telemetry demonstration, turtle traps and other scientific equipment used to help locate and protect these animals.
May 12: Amazing Arthropods, presented by Blake Dinius of Plymouth County Extension. Insects and spiders make up about 77 percent of all animal species on the planet. Let’s take a closer look into our own backyards. We’ll find a mysterious world just waiting to be discovered. Want to learn more about insects and the myriad ways that insects impact your life? Come join us on our journey into the wonderful world of Amazing Arthropods!
The rest of our upcoming afterschool programs are available at the museum’s website, www.marionmuseum.org. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these programs are limited in size and masks and social distancing will be required. Please register early to reserve a spot.