Terrific Turtles

Do you know about “Plastic Free July”? Plastic harms many aquatic animals and only 5-6% gets recycled in the U.S.  Learn how to reduce your plastic use and about wetland ecosystems while making turtles from repurposed paper products. Special guests Ambassador Bobo the Red-eared slider and the Providence Storm-water Innovation Center! If you’re lucky, you may spot one of the park’s giant snapping turtles or see painted turtles sunning on a log at York or Hockey pond.

Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906).

Registration strongly recommended.

This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15 Minute Field Trips, focusing on community action to protect wildlife, promote biodiversity, and combat climate change.  Learn about local flora and fauna through art and science activities.  Great for families or to use in the classroom.  Stay longer to enjoy the park, pick up litter, or use your new knowledge to educate others.

This event is led by Melissa Guillet, from 15 Minute Field Trips. Melissa has taught art for over 20 years and is an avid nature-lover involved in gardening, hiking, and collecting data as a citizen scientist.

Check the 15 Minute Field Trips Facebook page for weather updates.

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