Lemonade Lecture – Tuesday, July 26
Our quest this week is to find the magic that Mother Nature provides. It is found in many of her creatures who are equipped with special tools for survival, from the green and black poison dart frog to a porcupine to a polar bear. Creatures of the sea also share the secrets of survival. Today we are especially lucky to welcome a naturalist, who will share with us some of the secrets he has learned about the riddles of survival. Join us for a fascinating search for magic in nature.
Tales to be Told – Wednesday, July 27
How Much Does A Ladybug Weigh?
There is magic in learning about the whimsical world of wild life. These creatures, very small and very large, can share ways to have fun along the way to learning more about them. Jump right in and join our safari while we search for fun ways to discover the secrets of critters.
Creative Activities – Thursday, July 28
Who Are You Calling Strange?
Today is your chance to challenge nature in creating unusual tools of survival. The result will be your version of a creature chosen for you that you will equip to survive in a future world that may be quite different from the present. For example, how would you equip a squirrel to live in a desert with no trees or a crab with no marsh grass in which to hide. Your solutions will be shared and discussed.
Discovery Day – Friday, July 29
Now What's Your Question?
We’ll wind up our fun-filled month by travelling to Virginia Beach to the Virginia Aquarium to experience nature up close on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. This exciting day will include visiting the new Adventure Park, which is equipped with tree platforms and fun challenge bridges on an aerial trail.
Sponsored by Friends of Mathews Memorial Library