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Marine Animal Discovery Workshop

Students learn about threats to marine animals such as entanglement.Because of the number of requests we’ve received for this, we are pleased to offer a new multiple-day summer program – our Marine Animal Discovery Workshop!

Dive into the world of marine animal biology and conservation as you spend a week getting to know your favorite seafaring species.  Learn how wildlife rehabilitation experts tend turtles, study seals, and doctor dolphins!  You’ll also learn about sharks and tide pool animals.  Spend each day discovering a different marine animal or exploring an aquatic ecosystem and participate in exciting indoor and outdoor activities.

9-13 years (grades 4-7)

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily

2012 Dates
Session 1 (5 days):  June 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Session 2 (4 days):  July 2, 3, 5, 6
Session 3 (5 days):  July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3
Students learn about marine animal rehabilitation and admit procedures.Note:  Program repeats each session.  Minimum 5 children required to run session.

5-day workshop:  $150/members, $199/non-members
4-day workshop:  $120/members, $159/non-members

By mail or in person:  Complete this registration form and return to NMLC, P.O. Box 269, Buzzards Bay, 02532
By phone: 508-743-9888
By fax: 508-759-5477
Students learn how to measure and examine stranded animals.Online at:

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Additional Notes:
~ Programs take place at NMLC, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA.
~ There is no exposure to live seals, sea turtles, or dolphins.
~ Students may spend part of each day outdoors and should come prepared with appropriate clothing including layers and sunscreen.
~ Students must bring their own lunch.  Snacks and water provided.


  1. Hi Beth.
    Thanks for your kind comments and for your interest in volunteering at the National Marine Life Center. We most certainly do welcome volunteers! The first step is for you to attend a volunteer orientation. The next orientation is Thursday, August 30, at 5:30 pm at NMLC. You can find more information about volunteering here:

  2. Dear Ms Zagzebski:

    recently read your informative article in the 2012 issue of Cape Cod Life and after volunteering for 9 months at the ZooQuarium in Yarmouth and attending a week-long program at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, i am very seriously considering investing the rest of my life in the preservation of animals whether they be the smallest most exotic(sugar-gliders) to the largest such as the mammals of the oceans. Do you consider volunteers? I can be reached via my e-mail address and you do a wonderful service to the world at large.

    Most Sincerely,

    Beth Mitchell


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