SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING ZOOM ONLINE MEETINGS
MAY ZOOM PROGRAMMING
These classes are complimentary
- SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1:00 – 1:30pm
- FEEDING TIME AT THE MUSEUM: Environmental Educator Miles Todaro will offer a behind the scenes look at our museum animals’ feeding patterns . Watch the animals being fed at SOFO and learn about their feeding strategies in the wild.
- SUNDAY, MAY 10 1:00 – 1:30 pm
- HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WITH THE SOFO ANIMALS: In this program led by Environmental Educator Rachel Speckenbach, you will learn how some animal mothers of the South Fork rear their young and prepare them for adulthood. Rachel will focus on Amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, gastropods and more!
- WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 4:00 – 4:30pm
- TURTLE TIME Join Environmental Educator Jackie Avignone as she discusses the Turtles of the South Fork, exploring some of the unique characteristics of local species and their habitats. This presentation will focus on Diamondback Terrapins, Box Turtles, Snapping Turtles, and Painted Turtles.
- MAY 28, 4:00 – 4:30pm
- CAMOUFLAGE IN NATURE: Environmental Educator Paul King III will explore how the camouflage defense mechanism allows organisms to disguise their appearances, and blend in with the surroundings while concealing their locations and movements.
PLEASE JOIN US THIS JUNE FOR A SPECIAL FOUR-WEEK ZOOM PRESENTATION FEATURING ERIK THE REPTILE GUY AND HIS REPTILE EDVENTURES!
There is a nominal fee associated with each of Erik’s classes. The fee will be is $15 for an individual, $20 for two guests, $25 for a family of up to 5 people, and $125 for each school group of up to 25 people. All of our online classes will benefit environmental programs and initiatives at SOFO. To reserve your spot and to register click here. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 6, 11:00am – 12:00pm
“The Greatest Reptile & Amphibian Show” — An Introduction to Reptiles and Amphibians
Meet amazing reptiles. Amphibians, and bugs from around the world! This one hour presentation features Odyss the 5 foot American Alligator, Twinkie the 14 foot python,toname a few.You will learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians and which ones you can find in your own backyard.
- June 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Turtles, tortoises, and more Turtles
Meet Froucho the 50 pound alligator snapping turtle, Dozer the 40 pound african spur thigh tortoise, and explore how these amazing animals have survived in nature for millions of years. You will also learn how to go turtle watching and what you can do to help turtles during #turtleegglayingmonth.
- June 20, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Frogs and Toads from Northeast America and from around the World
Meet amazing frogs of all shapes and sizes that create all sorts of sounds and live in all sorts of places. Learn how to listen and locate frogs and toads in your neighborhood. You will also discover how you can help frogs thrive in harmony with humans.
- June 27, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Snakes of the world!
Snakes are everywhere! From the world’s largest Anacondas of South America, to the tiniest snakes of Madagascar, to the garter snakes of North America. You will meet some of these GIANT snakes, and discover some that may live in your own backyard. Get ready to explore diversity of the slithery sort and the amazing things they do to help nature do its job.
These programs include games and activities for children in grades k-6; and meets National and Next Generation Standards for Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and much more!