Crocs and Penguins at the library!
The library is partnering with the Newport Aquarium’s Wave Foundation to bring 3 exciting, interactive programs to Summer Reading 2017.
Scales & Tails: Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, a snake and a turtle or tortoise! We will ask our audience to join us in learning what it takes to be a reptile. This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display in the wild.
Croc Talk: We will discuss what it means to be a reptile then have an in-depth conversation about crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans. We use animal artifacts which include the skulls of crocodiles, alligators, and gharials and a poster of all the different species of crocodilians and figurines to show morphology. You’ll discover the differences between each species and in the end be able to tell them apart with just a glance.
African Penguin: Do you want a penguin to waddle around you? Then this is the program for you! We will bring a live African Penguin along with animal artifacts and discuss everything penguin. We will talk about specific adaptations that African Penguins have and how not every penguin lives in the deep cold. We also discover their natural history, predators and the specific threats that humans pose against their species.
Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing
Upon completion of the program, each branch location will have a grand prize drawing. Each location will have a prize winner for a bag of goodies and all participants who complete the program will be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing for an Apple iPad Air.