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Animal Science Enrichment Workshop Oct 28th
Does your child love animals and want a hands-on learning experience?   Let the staff and students of Bristol Aggie teach your child all about different species of animals.  Children will be amazed at all the different opportunities they will have in these hands-on educational workshops.  Each workshop will run from 8:30-12:30 on selected dates.  Space is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis and is non-refundable.  Discounts will be given to groups registering with more than 5 students.  Lunch is not provided but a peanut free snack and drink may be brought by your child.  Registration fees are due at the time of registering and are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCAHS.  Workshop Offerings: Dr. Doolittle Pocket Pets: This workshop is for students that want to learn more about small animals.  Throughout the day students will learn about pocket pet species including hamsters, rats, mice and gerbils.  Each student will get hands on time with each of the animals.  Ages 5-10 Rabbits and Guinea Pigs: This workshop is for students that would like to learn more about the species of rabbits and guinea pigs.  Learn their uniqueness, how to handle them properly and care for them.  Rabbits and Guinea Pigs make awesome pets if cared for properly.  Your child will get plenty of hands on experience with them throughout the day. Ages 5-14 Star Farmer: Spend the day working hard on the farm!  Students will get an in-depth look at the true workings of a farm.  Activities will include halter walking our dairy calves, feeding animals, collecting eggs, grooming animals, learning how we milk our cows, and alot more!  Come dressed for working with your favorite pair of boots!  Ages 5-14 (students will be split up according to age level) Horsemanship: Students will spend the day learning all about horses.  Horse behavior, care and management will be discussed.  Students will participate in barn chores, grooming and some riding.  Bring your boots! Ages 5-10 Some workshops are held outside, please dress your child for the weather, bring hats, gloves, etc.

When: Oct 28, 2017 8:30AM in Dighton, MA

Southern New England Livestock Conference

We are excited to announce Andrew Gunther from A Greener World as our keynote speaker! The conference will include workshops and panel discussions. You can expect topics to range from beginner discussions on raising animals, to more advanced seminars and panel discussions on certifications, pasture management, marketing, and slaughter. There will certainly be something for everyone! This conference will gather the region’s most experienced and knowledgeable professionals, including experienced producers, pasture specialists, and chefs. There will be a business and organization expo where all attendees can peruse available resources, and we’ll also have some great food trucks on site offering a delicious lunch! If you would like to become a member of TLI, go to this link to sign up prior to purchasing your tickets.

When: Jan 28, 2018 8am in Dighton, MA

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About Dighton, MA
The Town of Dighton was founded in 1712 and is located in the center of Bristol County in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Dighton is a mixture of suburbaban and rural settings and also includes a strong industrial presence. Dighton entertains its youth with a variety of activities which include little league baseball and soccer, basketball and softball as well as tennis.

Dighton was named in honor of a woman by the name of Frances Dighton Williams.

The town is very proud to have an excellent education system.