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Summer Wild Adventure Programs
Make your child's Summer vacation a Wild Adventure! EARTH Ltd and Southwick's Zoo offer a variety of 3-5 day programs for students in grades K-9. EARTH Ltd members save 10% on registration. Note to EARTH members: To receive your member discount, click “enter promotional code” when you register. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith=SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. June 26-30 Adventures & Ecosystems Grades 4-69:00am-4:00pm$335 non-member / $301.50 EARTH Ltd. member Each day of this program focuses on a different ecosystem. Students will learn the characteristics of each ecosystem, what animals live there, and what adaptations these animals have to allow them to survive in their habitats. July 5-7Introduction to Animal Ecology Grades K & 19:00am-12:00pm$150 non-member / $137.50 EARTH Ltd. member This shorter, 3 day program for younger children provides a fun basic introduction to animal ecology. Students participate in a number of hands on activities, arts and crafts, and more. July 10-14Animal Behavior Grades 2 & 39:00am-4:00pm$335 non-member / $301.50 EARTH Ltd. member Students will look at what makes each type of animal unique and their adaptations that make them best suited for where they live. Kids will learn through hands on activities and even meet a few of our animals up close and personal. July 17-21Adventures & Ecosystems Grades 4-69:00am-4:00pm$335 non-member / $301.50 EARTH Ltd. member Each day of this program focuses on a different ecosystem. Students will learn the characteristics of each ecosystem, what animals live there, and what adaptations these animals have to allow them to survive in their habitats. July 24-28Introduction to Animal Ecology Grades 1 & 29:00am-12:00pm$160 non-member / $144 EARTH Ltd. member This program for younger children provides a fun basic introduction to animal ecology. Students participate in a number of hands on activities, arts and crafts, and more. July 31-August 4Teen Zoology Grades 7-99:00am-4:00pm$395 non-member / $355.50 EARTH Ltd. member This program is for older students interested in learning about careers relating to zoology. Students will spend time at the zoo as well as attending off site excursions including a whale watch and trip to The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. August 7-11Animal Behavior Grades 2 & 39:00am-4:00pm$335 non-member / $301.50 EARTH Ltd. member Students will look at what makes each type of animal unique and their adaptations that make them best suited for where they live. Kids will learn through hands on activities and even meet a few of our animals up close and personal. Program Notes Drop Off Time: 9:00am at the top of the zoo’s small parking lot near the main gate (there is a sign) Pick up Time: 4:00pm (noon for July 24-28 and July 5-7 programs) at the top of the zoo’s small parking lot near the main gate (there is a sign) Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We spend most of the day outdoors and do a large amount of walking, so we recommend that children do not wear sandals or open toed shoes. Children should bring:Water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat/visor, backpack. Depending on the weather each day, you may want to pack additional clothing such as a sweatshirt, additonal pair of socks, etc. For more information, please contact: Jan Weatherbee, Program Coordinator, at 508-478-0225 or jnwthrb@comcast.net Bob Clark, Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com

When: Jun 26, 2017 9am in Mendon, MA

12th Annual EARTH Bash

Party for a good cause at EARTH Limited's 12th Annual EARTH Bash! Join us at Southwick's Zoo on Friday, June 30, 2017 for our largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from this event will support our environmental education programs such as internships, Docent/Volunteer training, Wild Adventure Programs, Jr ZooKeeping, and more!Event guests will be greeted with a champagne welcome when they check in and will then be able to explore Southwick's Zoo after-hours. Many of the zoo's animals are more active during the evening, and guests will be able to experience the zoo without the crowds! Appetizers and wine and beer tastings will be available at select locations within the zoo, and guests will be able to watch a few educational presentations. The Skyfari and Woodland Express will also be available to ride for free.After strolling through the zoo, guests will return to the event tent for dinner, a silent auction, and live music performed by Sweet Tooth & the Sugarbabies Band. A cash bar will also be available at the tent (your ticket includes 2 free drink tickets). Ticket Prices June 1 - June 30: $95At the door (if tickets still available): $110 *Please be aware that this event is 21+ only. Ticket includes: Admission to the zoo from 5:00pm-8:30pm Free rides on the Skyfari Sky Ride and the Woodland Express Train (please note that additonal rides, food venues, and gift shops will not be open during EARTH Bash) 2 Drink Tickets that may be used at the bar Appetizers in the zoo and dinner under the main tent

When: Jun 30, 2017 5pm in Mendon, MA

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About Mendon, MA
The Town Mendon was founded in 1667 and is located in Worcester County and is the oldest town in the county.

Mendon consists of about 6000 year round residents.

The town hosts annual fairs every year. The Country Fair and the Strawberry Festival attract anywhere from 4 to 14000 visitors each year.