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American Gerbil Society Features Science Center Classroom Pet Program October 12, 2017

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The American Gerbil Society featured the Science Center’s gerbil classroom pet program.  Read about it by clicking the link below.

http://rescue.agsgerbils.org/gerbils-classroom-pets-interview-wendy-pavlicek/

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Creepy Crawly Animal visits October 10, 2017

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October is a popular month for animal visits at the elementary schools. Here are a few pictures from a visit to Mrs. Parnell’s kindergarten class at Pine Glen School. Check out her blog for more pictures.

Science Center Visits the Farmer’s Market October 6, 2017

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The Science Center was invited to the Burlington Farmer’s Market this week. Ms. Pavlicek and high school aides Sam, Hannah and Quentin participated in educating the public about animals. Animals in attendance were a Great Horned Owl, baby alligator, corn snake, gecko and 2 large tortoises. It was a great afternoon and thank you to everyone who helped.

Eagle Scout Raising Funds for Pine Glen Elementary School Garden September 25, 2017

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Every year, several Scouts come to the Science Center looking for potential Eagle Scout Projects that connect with the Burlington Public Schools and community.  The Science Center supports the Scouts with their projects in many ways.  Ethan Rousseau decided on building a school garden at Pine Glen Elementary School, including raised beds and a fence.  Ethan made a video describing his project and the help he needs to get it started. Please support him if you can!

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Classroom Pets September 21, 2017

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The classroom pet program teaches students responsibility and respect for all living things. We offer a variety of all year class pets (hamsters, gerbils, fish) for the K-5 classrooms in Burlington. Pictured below is Mrs. Varrell’s second grade class at Pine Glen School. They are excited to have new animal friends in their classroom.

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New Endangered Massachusetts Snake September 20, 2017

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Introducing the Science Center’s new black rat snake named “Salem.”  Black rat snakes are Massachusetts largest snake.  They are listed as endangered in MA, but are very common in other areas of the United States.  Salem’s owner had passed away, he was found on the property and then given to a local rescue (Rainforest Reptiles Shows Oasis).  Our elder black rat snake passed away this summer and we are pleased to raise a new one and give it a home teaching students in Burlington.  Pictured below is high school student Sam Nicoloro giving Salem some handling time.

Meet a Young Gardener September 18, 2017

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Jake Boossarangsi planted a seed from the science center during his kindergarten orientation last spring at Francis Wyman School.  He did a great job taking care of his plant.  Here is the pumpkin he grew over the summer. Great job Jake, we are very proud of you!IMG_0876

Welcome Back! September 8, 2017

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Welcome back and hope you have a rockin’ school year! Looking forward to another great year of science learning!

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Summer Pet Sitting Program May 30, 2017

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Summer Visiting Animal Program

The Burlington Science Center is looking for homes for some of its animals over Summer vacation.

–Gerbils (easy-low care)

–Gecko (eats live insects-shedding issues to be concerned with)

–African Clawed Frogs (eats hand fed worms)

–Tarantula (eats live crickets)

–Salamanders (must be hand fed crickets with hand or tweezers)

–Possibly cockatiels (needs to be a teflon/non-stick cookware, scented candles, sensitive chemical free house)

Still waiting back to hear from people so there is a wait list for these animals:

Hamster (easy-nocturnal)

Guinea Pig (large cage and lots of supplies-high care animal; one is elderly)

–The Science Center will provide cage, STARTER food, shavings, and care sheet for each

   animal.

–Call Ms. Pavlicek (781)-270-2928 or e-mail pavlicek@bpsk12.org asap if interested.  

–Animals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  

–All animals must be picked up by June 14th making an appointment with Ms. Pavlicek. Thank you.

Science Center High School Aides Celebration May 30, 2017

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The students of Burlington High School can volunteer their time during a study period to work at the Science Center throughout the school year.  They work with a variety of animals including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, fish and other invertebrates.  Each year we celebrate their hard work and dedication to the Science Center.

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Student work in the center includes the handling of live animals, maintenance and care of animal living spaces, diet preparation, assistance with school programs, and the packaging of Science Center classroom materials.

Students often view their experience as a place to connect with animals, gain experience in an area they are considering for college/career and share a common respect with other peers who work with live creatures.  We appreciate all their hard work and dedication.

We also honored our seniors. We wish them well in their future endeavors!