Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 - 4:00, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00, Saturdays (during July) 10:00 - 12:00

After School Programs

Winter/Spring 2017

Our after school programs are always interesting and seek to connect kids with the amazing natural world around them. Please register early, programs fill quickly!

Winter Food

January 25, 3:30p-4:30p

Now that winter has removed many of our tree’s leaves, what’s left for animals to eat? We’ll explore the diets of some of our animal neighbors and try our hand at creating a feeder for birds using items found in nature.

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Winter Birds

February 15, 3:30p-4:30p

Justin Barrett of the Nasketucket Bird Club will be taking us on a walking trip to the Harbor to look for winter ducks and other seasonal arrivals. Please dress accordingly with warm boots, coats, hats and feel free to bring your binoculars.

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March 8, 3:30p-4:30p

Do you have a collection? Natural History collections started with individual home collections that were shared with others. Bring in your nature collections, such as shells, rocks, feathers, minerals etc. (no Pokemon collections please) to share with others. We will give you a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s collections and talk about labeling and how to display your collection.

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Very Basic Computer Mapping

March 29, 3:30p-4:30p

Looking for something else to do with your computer besides playing a game? Let’s explore one of the free programs provided by the state to help explore and create a map of your town.

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Herring of Southeast Massachusetts

April 12, 3:30p-4:30p

River Herring play an important role in the culture, ecology, and economies of coastal towns in Massachusetts. Because river herring are so important, many citizens dedicate a great deal of their time to protecting the rivers and ponds these fish spawn in. Rochester Herring Inspector, David Watling, will be coming in to share with us a little background on this important local fish species.

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Trip to Bird Island

May 3, 3:30p-4:30p

May 10, 3:30p-4:30p

We will talk about some of the changes being made to the Island to give the birds more nesting area. NOTE: Just a few spots left! All slots are reserved for students.

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All About Worms!

May 17, 3:30p-4:30p

What’s the difference between a nightcrawler and an earthworm?  These important little animals are vital to the health of our soil, and they’re fun to watch! Come join Jim and Madeleine Porter – worm enthusiasts – and explore the world of these creepy crawlies.

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