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E-Splash              February 15,  2010

Happy Presidents' Day, Kathy!


Come visit the National Marine Life Center this week during February Vacation.  Our Marine Animal Discovery Center at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay is open daily 10 am to 5 pm, and we have activities for everyone!

Patient Update Talk

IMG_5782-smallest.jpgFeb 15-19, 11 am daily:  Meet a member of our animal care staff and learn about the wildlife patients we currently have in-house.  Visit "Patty" the diamondback terrapin and view our sixteen turtle hatchlings.  Ask questions about our new marine animal hospital.  Free, donations welcome.

Fins & Flippers Club

Feb 15-19, 2 pm daily:  Children ages 3-10 and kids of all ages will enjoy this marine animal themed story and craft project!  Come back each day for a new story and craft!  $3 per child per program (or only $1 if you're a member!)  For more information, contact Joanne at 508 743-9888 x302.  Children must be supervised, please.

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  • Tues., Feb. 16 - Seals
  • Wed., Feb 17 - Whales & Dolphins
  • Thurs., Feb 18 - Sharks
  • Fri., Feb 19 - Pirate & Mermaid Party (Costumes welcome!)

Turtle TLC & Seals S.O.S.


Price: $99.00
Register online at

Feb 17-19, 9 am - 12 noon:  This Workshop presents an in-depth look at how sea turtles, seals and dolphins become stranded. Students investigate how humans have impacted stranding, tour the new NMLC hospital, and learn about satellite tagging and tracking of the released animals. Through simulations, games, discussions, and hands-on activities, students learn what it is like to work in a marine animal hospital and meet the professionals who work in this field such as educators, veterinarians, animal aides and scientists. (Please note that there is no exposure to live animals.)

STEM Skills: Biology, Math, & Earth Science
Grades: 5, 6, 7

Looking for more?  Our Discovery Center will open again during April Vacation Week, April 17-25.  Check our website for daily activities.

In This Issue

Construction Update

Thanks to YOU, we have resumed construction of our new marine animal hospital. Last week, we applied a sealer to the concrete floor of the sea turtle ward in order to maintain a clean and sanitary hospital environment.  This week we'll be working on plumbing and painting.  Visit our website for the latest information.

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We need your help to continue building our hospital, caring for animals, advancing science, and teaching children.  Please, donate now.

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Contact Us:
P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA  02532-0269

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National Marine Life Center
P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532-0269

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