Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 - 4:00, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00

After School Programs

Fall/Winter 2018

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!

Netting the Shore

September 26, 3:30p-4:30p

We will be enjoying one of the last warm days of summer by using the seining net to collect a few critters to identify and document before they move out to sea. Please bring a swim suit or wear shorts that you don't mind getting wet if you want to help net. Pick up will be at the Harbormaster's Beach on Island Wharf at 4:30.

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Tour the Solar System

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

With David Pierce, Astronomy and Physics Instructor at Tabor Academy, we will be viewing some awesome photos of the solar system and discussing the relative sizes of stars.

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Searching for the Migrating Birds of Fall

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

With Justin Barrett, President of the Nasketucket Bird Club, we will be looking for our summer birds that are moving south and possibly our winter birds that may have arrived early. Please be prepared for a walking field trip and feel free to bring binoculars if you have them

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Fall Nature Walk

October 24, 3:30p-4:30p

We will be collecting fallen leaves, seeds, berries to bring back to the museum to inspect under our microscopes. We will also be creating a mini plant press to preserve our favorite leaves which the museum will laminate once dry for a permanent keepsake.

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Rock-Hound 101

November 14, 3:30p-4:30p

Jim Pierson will be in to talk about his favorite topic, rocks and minerals. A former geologist, Jim continues to be passionate about rocks and minerals. He will be sharing his interest with us by looking at some specimens from the museum's collections as well as his own.

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Designing a Wetland

November 28, 3:30p-4:30p

What goes into creating these vital habitats? Manuel DeCosta, professional wetland scientist, will let us in on how to design a wetland for the animals and plants that rely on them.

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Annual Nature Craft Party

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

Our annual event is always a popular program. We will be having some fun using natural and recycled materials to make gifts for the holidays. Light refreshments will be served.

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