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Audubon Society Animal Ambassadors to Visit Providence Community Library Locations

Published Date: 
August 13, 2020
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Kids Get Up Close to a Snake, Turtle or Owl - or Meet Them Virtually!

Generous funding from the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is supporting a new collaboration between the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and Providence Community Library. Audubon educators and animal ambassadors will visit nine Providence libraries August 18-27 to encourage nature discovery and exploration. In-person programs will be held outdoors at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, South Providence Wanskuck and Washington Park on library grounds, while others at Fox Point, Rochambeau and Smith Hill will be viewable online only.  All are free and open to the public.

Library visitors may meet an owl up close, discover their amazing adaptations for survival and find out where these birds might live in the city.  In another program,  participants may meet a snake or a turtle and learn more about reptiles.  These engaging programs will be safe, socially distanced and rewarding experiences for everyone and will include time for observations and questions. While geared for children in grades K – 5, all ages are welcome!

Snake Meet & Greet

SSSSSSSSSnakes are awesome creatures!  Do they actually hiss?  How do they move without arms and legs? Observe these reptiles up close and learn more about their fascinating adaptations and behaviors.  This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and share your own encounters with wildlife. 

Turtle Time

Are turtles really as slow as we think they are?  Let’s find out!  Observe these reptiles up close and learn more about their fascinating adaptations and habitats.  This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and share your own encounters with wildlife.

All About Owls

Whoooo wants to meet an owl?  Get up close with an owl and learn about their amazing adaptations for survival.  Ask questions, take photos and share your own encounters with wildlife.  Learn what you can do to help protect these amazing birds.

“We are delighted to provide our city’s children with the chance to meet some fascinating creatures through this special partnership,” said Providence Community Library Director, Cheryl Space. “We are extremely grateful to PASA for supporting these events.” 

Here's the full program schedule, location details and information about how to sign up. 

Image: Audubon educator Sharon Riley with a Barred Owl.