Learn how birds eat at Rockland children's museum
Rockland — Ever wondered what it feels like to dabble in the reeds like a duck, or pluck flies from the air like an eastern flycatcher? Come experience and learn how birds eat on Friday, Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Coastal Children’s Museum, 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland.
Brett Willard, Merryspring Nature Center's AmeriCorps Environmental Educator will lead an investigation of the adaptations and strategies birds use to get to their dinner. Children aged 4-10 will try their hand at eating like a bird using among other things, straws and chopsticks instead of beaks, and marshmallows and rice instead of insects.
Willard is originally from Burnt Hills, N.Y. and has a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Merryspring Nature Center is a nonprofit, privately-owned 66-acre park and education center in Camden and Rockport, offering talks, classes and workshops throughout the year.
This workshop is included in the price of admission and pre-registration is appreciated in order to prepare enough materials for all children who wish to participate. To sign up for the workshop, email the museum at email@example.com or call 596-0300.