February Break NMLC Education Schedule

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Date(s) - February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

National Marine Life Center
Buzzards Bay


11:00am-12:00pm: Little Flippers Storytime

Join the National Marine Life Center for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see website). All ages welcome; most suitable for children ages 3-8. Children must be supervised. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Patient Update

Learn the stories of the marine animal patients currently in our care from a member of the National Marine Life Center’s Animal Care Team. View our sea turtles and seals via live TV and meet our small turtles in person. Program lasts approximately 15-20 minutes.

1:00pm-2:00pm: Marine Animal Medical Mystery

What does it take to be a marine animal care technician? What are some of the questions and “mysteries” involved in wildlife rehabilitation? Each day, using models, we’ll learn how to care for a different animal (see website for themes). Best suited for ages 8-14. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.

2:00pm-3:00pm: Patient Update

3:00pm-4:00pm: Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Prosthetics

How do you help an animal with an injured or missing limb? What can you do for a turtle with a damaged leg or shell? Discover how technology is being used to help disabled animals, and then complete an engineering challenge to design your own prosthetic device for a marine animal. Best suited for ages 8-14. Program lasts 45-60 minutes.

4:00pm-4:30pm: Patient Update

Different themes every day:

Monday: Manatees

Tuesday: Turtles

Wednesday: Sharks/Rays

Thursday: Seals/Sea Lions

Friday: Dolphins/Whales

February Break NMLC Education Schedule

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