(April Vacation} New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth

imageSpend a little time over April vacation week learning more about local animals.  Head over to the New England Wildlife Center to find out what animals eat for lunch, learn about wetlands inhabitants, and go on a spring scavenger hunt! 

Come Lunch With the Animals!
Date: Wednesday April 18, 2012
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ages: 4 – 11
Fee: $10 child (under 7 yrs. accompanied by adult)
Bring a bag lunch and join us on a tour of the New England Wildlife Center as we learn what each of the many animals at the center eats. Who’s an herbivore? Who’s a carnivore? Who’s an omnivore–can you guess??? One of the animals will join us as our special guest at our lunch! We’ll finish the party with fun activities that will draw on what we’ve learned for both younger and older guests. (Limited to 15 children)

What Lives in Wetlands Water??
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ages: 9 – 12
Fee: $10
Come visit the Wildlife Center’s wetland and search water samples for creatures such as dragonfly larvae, diving beetles, tadpoles and much, much more. Why do some animals only breed in wetlands? How can you recognize a wetland when there is no water in it? We’ll answer these and any questions on wetlands you may have. (Limited to 15 children)

Spring Nature Scavenger Hunt
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Ages: 4 – 100
Fee: $10 child (under 7 yrs. accompanied by adult)
Come celebrate the magic of Springtime in New England with a family-friendly Nature Scavenger Hunt through the New England Wildlife Center’s 12-acre grounds. We’ll search for the many signs of Spring that are now appearing, from salamanders and bird’s nests to tree buds and wildflowers. There will be age-appropriate hunts for young and old alike. After the hunt, stay to tour inside the Wildlife Center–the Nursery is already filling with baby animals, including squirrels, bunnies, opossums and raccoons! (Limited to 20 children)

The New England Wildlife Center is located at 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth.  For more information on the center and its programs, visit www.wildlife-education-center.com or call 781-682-4878.