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Programs and Events


Akron Zoo - Build A Better World

Date: 2018-03-11 (yyyy-mm-dd)
Time: 02:00 pm
Where: 929 East Mennonite Road, just past Sunny Lake Park - up the hill and on the left.

Capacity: 60

Join the Akron Zoo and three live animal Ambassadors in learning about why animals are becoming endangered, both worldwide and in our backyards. Also discover some ways that we can help animals and the ecosystems they live in.

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Earth Day with Mr. Science

Date: 2018-04-22 (yyyy-mm-dd)
Time: 02:00 pm
Where: 929 E. Mennonite Road, just past Sunny Lake Road and up the hill on the left.

Capacity: 50

Come to the nature center on Earth Day and learn how we can reduce our environmental impact by making our own biopolymers. We will manipulate starches from corn and other plant products to make sustainable plastic. The plastic you use every day likely comes from a petroleum product. About 95% of all the plastic today started out as crude oil. Over 6,000 products are currently made from petroleum: trash bags, sunglasses, milk bottles, coatings on medicines and much more. Plastic is made from long chains of carbon molecules we call polymers. During photosynthesis, plants form sugars from carbon dioxide using the energy from sunlight. These large cellulose molecules can be mixed and heated to form biopolymers. Corn is the most common plant used, but it is not the only one. Many plants like potatoes, soybeans and wheat create enough starch to make plastics. Join us for a fun and educational afternoon with Mr. Science!

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Birds in Flight

Date: 2018-05-19 (yyyy-mm-dd)
Time: 02:00 pm
Where: 929 East Mennonite Road, just past Sunny Lake Park and up the hill on the left.

Capacity: 70

Birds In Flight Sanctuary (BIF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operating in 23 Ohio counties, that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases, sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. BIF educators, Heather and Cameron have over 40 years of experience rescuing all types of wildlife and believe that educating the public about wildlife is a very important part of helping wildlife. They will bring their “education ambassadors” (wild birds) to the Moebius Nature Center on May 19th at 2 pm for you to observe, learn about, and photograph. The program will teach you about the licenses required for Heather and Cameron to do their jobs, about some things that impact and harm wildlife, and you’ll be greeted by their wild birds - one by one!

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