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Wild Adventure Summer Programs
Learning meets fun with EARTH Ltd's Wild Adventure Summer Programs at Southwick's Zoo! We offer a variety of day camps for children in grades k-9 ranging from half day programs for younger children to a zoology program for young teens. Students will get to explore Southwick’s Zoo's 150+ species! They’ll also get to experience the zoo's 200 acres of natural wetlands and forest to learn about local wildlife. Each program also features daily hands-on activities and craft projects. With our help, you can make your child’s summer vacation an ADVENTURE! Program Dates Adventures & Ecosystems – Grades 4, 5, & 6 June 27 - July 1 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 This program focuses on ecosystems. Students will learn about about how living things interact with each other and their environment through hands on activities. Introduction to Animal Ecology – Grades K & 1  SOLD OUT July 5 - July 8 9:00am-12:00pm Non-Members: $160 / EARTH Member: $135 This shorter, 4 day program for younger children provides a fun basic introduction to animal ecology. Students will learn about living things here at the zoo! Animal Behavior – Grades 2 & 3 July 11 - July 15 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 Learn about why animals do the things they do! Students will explore a different group of animals each day during this program, and learn about their behaviors. Adventures & Ecosystems – Grades 4, 5, & 6 July 18 - July 22 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 This program focuses on ecosystems. Students will learn about about how living things interact with each other and their environment through hands on activities. Introduction to Animal Ecology – Grades 1 & 2 July 25 - July 29 9:00am-12:30pm Non-Members: $175 / EARTH Member: $155 This half day program for younger children provides a fun basic introduction to animal ecology. Students will learn about living things here at the zoo! Teen Zoology – Grades 7, 8, & 9 August 1 -  August 5 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $395 / EARTH Member: $350 This program is for older kids in grades 7-9 who want to learn more about careers related to zoology and animal care. In addition to spending time in Southwick’s Zoo, students will attend field trips to other New England facilities. Trips may include: Tufts Veterinary School Ecotarium and Planetrium Whale Watch Blackstone River Cruise Kennel Visit New England Owl Exploration Day More options TBA Animal Behavior – Grades 2 & 3 August 8 - August 12 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 Learn about why animals do the things they do! Students will explore a different group of animals each day during this program, and learn about their behaviors.

When: Jul 25, 2016 9am in Mendon, MA

Junior ZooKeeping

Junior ZooKeeping is a one of a kind experience for children interested in animals and their care! EARTH Ltd works with Southwick’s Zoo to provide this this program which allows children the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how animals are cared for here at the zoo and what it takes to be a zookeeper. Junior Zookeepers assist with diet preparation, create enrichment, help care for some animals, and more. For ages 6-9 and 10-12. Each session runs from 9am-12pm. Children must be registered at least 24 hours in advance. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Note to 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’s code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Doe’s code would be DOEJA. Topics Herbivores What does a rhino eat? How do you care for a giraffe? What is the softest herbivore in the world? What does a porcupine like to play with? Come learn about our plant-eating pals and help plan their diet, make them some enrichment, and get an up-close and personal hands on experience with some of our favorite herbivores! Carnivores Meat is on the menu!  What does a lion love?  What does a coati crave? Learn how we feed our carnivorous critters and help us make them some lunch. You will also learn how the keepers entertain some of our smartest and most dangerous animals by making them enrichment. You’ll even get a chance to interact with some of our sharp toothed inhabitants. Primates Help us make toys for our monkeys to monkey around with. Pick out produce for our peckish Patas monkeys. Jr ZooKeepers will get to meet a marmoset and get to know a galago. Primates are our closest relatives, learn how much they are they are like us and how they are different. Birds Birds are some of the smartest animals in the Animal Kingdom, so what exactly does it take to care for the closest living relatives of the dinosaurs?  Why don’t they fly away? How can they talk? What can we tell about a bird by its beak?  Jr ZooKeepers get to make macaw munchies, play with a parrot, and chill with a chicken.  Break out of your shell and help us care for our fascinating feathered friends.

When: Jul 25, 2016 9am in Mendon, MA

Queens Night for Abby Roxo

Abby Roxo is a 9 year old little girl from Shrewsbury, MA. Her parents grew up in the Milford, MA. In February 2016 Abby started having headaches and wetting the bed (which she has never done in her life). Her parents, thinking it was just a minor issue took her to the doctor. After her appointment the doctor sent Abby for an MRI where they found a tumor in the third ventricle of her brain. Within hours Abby was at Children's Hospital in Boston undergoing a grueling open brain surgery to biopsy the tumor. Unfortunately and much to the devastation of all who love her and her family, the biopsy of the tumor came back as malignant. Now Abby needs to undergo 58 weeks of chemo therapy where she will most likely lose her hair and her sparkly energy. Join us for the ultimate drag show with a line up of fabulous queens from the Providence area to raise money to help this littel girl and her family.

When: Aug 14, 2016 7pm to Aug 14, 2016 11pm in Mendon, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD

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106 Millville Road
Mendon, MA 01756

508-478-1580
Legacy Stable has a place for all levels of riders. Mike and Liz Murphy the owners of Legacy Stable are also the instructors as well. They are both MA certified with over ten years experience teaching adults and kids. What ever your goals are we can help reach them.
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.