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Benefit EARTH Bash
Join us in celebrating EARTH Limited's 20th anniversary at this year's Benefit EARTH Bash! This event is our largest annual fundraiser, and proceeds support our many environmental education programs such as internships, Docent/Volunteer training, Rhino Encounters, ZooMobiles, Wild Adventure Programs, Jr ZooKeeping, and more! Guests can explore the zoo after-hours, sample appetizers and cocktails, view the park from above on the Skyfari Ride, ride the Woodland Express Train, bid on fantastic items in the auction, and enjoy live music performed by Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band. Ticket Info Your Ticket Includes: Admission to the zoo after 5:00pm Free rides on the Skyfari Sky Ride and the Woodland Express Train* Appetizers, drink samples, and dinner (a cash bar will be available) *Additional rides, gift shops. and food venues (excluding Galliford's Restaurant & Tavern) will not be open during EARTH Bash. Ticket Pricing $99/Person *EARTH Bash is 21+ only.

When: Jun 21, 2019 5pm in Mendon, MA

Junior Zookeeping 2019

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 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. Each session run from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Pricing per session Non-Members: $70/child EARTH Members: $60/child 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. Program Notes: Children must be registered online at least 24 hours in advance. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Each session has a limited number of spots available. The ages 6-9 sessions have a maximum of 4 spaces, and the ages 10-12 and ages 13-16 sessions have 5 spaces each. Please read carefully and make sure you are registering your child for the appropriate age group. We recommend that children participating wear appropriate footwear, such as sneakers, for walking around the zoo. Children should bring a small backpack or other bag to carry a water bottle and snack. Pick up and drop off for Junior Zookeeping will be by the picnic tables near the parking lot. 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? What does a snake snack on? 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 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?  Break out of your shell and help us care for our fascinating feathered friends.

When: Jun 22, 2019 9am in Mendon, MA

Summer Wild Adventure Program: Adventures & Ecosystems Grades 4-6 Session 1

Adventures & Ecosystems Session 1 Grades 4-6 June 24 - June 28, 9:00am-4:00pm $359 non-member / $323 EARTH Ltd. member Learn about the different habitats animals call home! Each day of this program focuses on an ecosystem and its inhabitants. Students will learn about the many different adaptations that help animals survive in their habitat. Program highlights: Learning about the zoo's 150+ different species, exploring local wetlands and catching frogs, creating enrichment for the zoo's primates, live birds of prey presentation, giraffe encounter, rhino encounter, games, crafts, tie-dying a t-shirt to bring home, and more!   Summer Wild Adventure Program FAQs Where and when do I drop my child off? Please drop your child off at 9:00am at the top of the zoo's smaller parking lot (across the street from the larger field parking lot). There will be a picnic table and sign. Where do I pick up my child?Children will be picked up at 4:00pm (or noon for the half day programs) at the top of the zoo's smaller parking lot (across the street from the larger field parking lot). There will be a picnic table and sign. What should my child wear? 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 wear comfortable shoes and do not wear sandals or open toed shoes. What should my child bring? Kids should bring: Water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat/visor, & a backpack. Depending on the weather each day, you may want to pack additional clothing such as a sweatshirt, additional pair of socks, etc. For more information, please contact: Bob Clark, Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com 2019 Summer Wild Adventure Programs at Southwick's Zoo: Adventures & Ecosystems Session 1 Grades 4-6 June 24 - June 28, 9:00am-4:00pm $359 non-member / $324 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register Armadillos to Zebras Session 1 Grades K-2 July 1 - July 3, 9:00am-12:00pm $149 non-member / $134 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register Animal Antics Session 1 Grades 2 & 3 July 8 - July 12, 9:00am-4:00pm $335 non-member / $301.50 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register Adventures & Ecosystems Session 2 Grades 4-6 July 15 - July 19, 9:00am-4:00pm $359 non-member / $324 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register Armadillos to Zebras Session 2 Grades K-2 July 22 - July 26, 9:00am-12:00pm $199 non-member / $179 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register Teen Zoology Grades 7-9 July 29 - August 2, 9:00am-4:00pm $419 non-member / $377 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register Animal Antics Session 2 Grades 2 & 3 August 5 - August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm $359 non-member / $324 EARTH Ltd. member Click to learn more and register  

When: Jun 24, 2019 9am 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.