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Inquiry Education–What Is It?

“Once you have learned how to ask questions—relevant and appropriate and substantial questions—you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.” The philosophy behind the quote This quote comes from a book from 1969 by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner called Teaching as […]

Like Proud Mamas and Papas

Just this morning the South Shore Natural Science Center accepted into its possession a new education program, one that we’re proud to say we had a hand in developing. The bulk of the work fell to the staff at NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – today represented by Volunteer Coordinator Anne-Marie Runfola and Maritime […]

Farewell, Hedwig

The South Shore Natural Science Center is sad to report that Hedwig, our beloved barred owl, passed away during the night of December 10-11. We don’t know for sure how old Hedwig was, as she was a rescued animal. She was presumably hit by a car – she was found injured on the side of […]

Welcome, Draco!

Meet Draco the Bearded Dragon, our newest and “sharpest” program animal. Unlike many of the Science Center’s EcoZone and program critters, you cannot find Draco’s species basking in the sun in your own backyard. In fact, Bearded Dragons are lizards indigenous to Australia. These reptiles get their name because of a behavior where they can […]

Baby Snaps

Sometimes we need look no further than our parking lot for the latest breaking nature news. In this case, it was our director who spotted this tiny snapping turtle traipsing across the dirt, completely unaware of how close it had come to utter destruction under the tires of various automobiles. Snappers are active during the warmer […]