Animal Ambassadors Making The PCL Rounds

Audubon Society Animal Ambassadors will be visiting a variety of Providence Community Library locations with snakes, owls, or turtles.

Audubon educators and animal ambassadors will visit nine Providence libraries August 18-27 to encourage nature discovery and exploration. Library visitors may meet an owl up close, discover their amazing adaptations for survival and find out where these birds might live in the city.  In another program,  participants may meet a snake or a turtle and learn more about reptiles.  These engaging programs will be safe, socially distanced and rewarding experiences for everyone and will include time for observations and questions.

Geared for children in grades K – 5 . . . but all ages are welcome.

In-person programs will be held outdoors, on library grounds, at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, South Providence, Wanskuck, and Washington Park.

Viewable online only: Fox Point, Rochambeau, Smith Hill.

Seen here is Audubon educator Sharon Riley with a barred owl. Riley was interviewed last year about the impact of an in-person experience on kids:

“It’s one thing to tell them about an owl,” said Riley. “But what they’re going to remember most is seeing that owl. Having the ability to bring an animal to a school group close-up like that is something that’s much more meaningful than just a discussion. It gives them a real connection with the natural world.”

(Owls outdoors tomorrow! 10am to 11am, Wednesday, August 19, Mt. Pleasant Library, 315 Academy Avenue.)

Through August 27, free and open to the public, full schedule here

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