‘Marine Mammals in Our Backyard’


On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 am, kids, families, and all ages are invited to the West Tisbury library for a program about marine mammals. According to a press release, special guest Grace Simpkins of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) will share exciting information about our local marine mammals and how we study them, accompanied by hands-on learning activities. This event is free and open to the public. Kids under the ages of 10 must be accompanied by a mature caregiver.

This event is part of the Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship (COAST) Program, which visits schools and venues to reach the general public. COAST is a collaboration between Woods Hole Sea Grant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

This event is part of “Science Is Everywhere,” a STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering, and math) event series at the West Tisbury library created for children, tweens, and teens. This series is made possible by a “Science Is Everywhere” LSTA grant (Library Services and Technology Act) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. These funds enable the West Tisbury library to provide opportunities for kids and families to participate in enjoyable and engaging programs, while creating positive experiences with topics in STEM.

For more information about this series and a complete list of “Science Is Everywhere” programs, please contact young adult librarian Laura Hearn at the West Tisbury library.