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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Come Experience a Vernal Pool Habitat!

Below is a science opportunity not always available for us to experience! On April 16, the science center will be hosting a vernal pool activity at Fox Hill School.  As the second grade will be studying amphibians and insects this year as part of our animal unit, the chance to see a vernal pool is an opportunity to observe a habitat used by some of those animals. Please see the announcement below, excerpted from the Science Center's blog (http://bsciencecenter.wordpress.com).

Greetings Everyone!

     The Conservation Department is pleased to announce our second gathering this spring: our Vernal Pool event!  Vernal Pools are temporary pools of water that occur in spring which have a special niche in our ecosystem.  Because they are temporary, they don't have fish, which means they make great breeding grounds for frogs, salamanders, and a whole host of tiny creatures!  Bring your hip waders or your Wellington boots, and don't forget your cameras- this is an event that makes for great memories.  Children of all ages are welcome- this is a great introduction to the outdoors, if you know somebody who needs the invitation. 

     Our Vernal Pools Event will be held on April 16th at 10:00-11:30 am in the morning.   It will meet at the Fox Hill School parking lot.   Bring your friends and neighbors, and join us!

     This will take place at a pool, with the only  walking being to and from the site.  It should last no longer than two hours, and you are free to come and go as you please. There are no facilities, and respondents should provide their own food and drink, if desired.


Vernal Pool Exploration

April 16, 2011  |  10:00am – 11:30am

Parking at the Fox Hill School

conservation@burlmass.org  |  781.270.1655

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