Stop the Straw! Join us in our campaign with the Town of Nantucket and ReMain Nantucket to end the use of plastic straws on Nantucket! This is simple way to make a big difference. Whether you ditch straws altogether or switch to metal straws, join us in a commitment to reduce our dependence on plastics!
#NationalSkiptheStrawDay #stopthestraw #reduceplastics #acklocal
Go to our site to take the pledge: http://ow.ly/n5Gt30iA1Mp
This cloudy weather definitely has us feeling like our Water Snake today!
Did you know the nonvenomous Northern Water Snake is often mistaken for the venomous Water Moccasin, causing them to be unnecessarily killed?
How to tell the difference?
A Water Snake has a flattened head and round pupils while a Water Moccasin has a blocky head, and vertical pupils.
Dr. John Koprowski, a speaker in the Maria Mitchell's 2017 Science Speaker Series, was been elected to become a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science! This is a great honor and Maria Mitchell herself was actually the first female elected into the AAAS back in 1850!
Congratulations John Koprowski!
Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience – the Owl Prowl. After visiting our demonstration Barn Owl nest box, you will visit sites known for owls, play recordings of their calls and wait for a response or sighting.
This program is meant for adults, but children 8 and up are welcome to register with an adult guardian.
Transportation is provided from 4 Vestal St. If spaces are filled online, call the office at 508-228-9198 and... we can accommodate you if you provide your own transportation.
This program will be cancelled in the event of rain and refunds issued.
$25 for Members
$40 for Non-Members
We hope you have a scat-tastic Valentine’s Day! This past weekend we had a blast in our new program “Droppings of Love” making candy with scat as the inspiration. We are so thankful for our intrepid attendees that enjoyed the educational, yummy, and fun program!
“Who’s there?!” Caught a rather intimidating glare from these great sculptures at Sylvia Antiques today! Make sure to sign up for the upcoming Owl Prowl on March 2nd for your chance to marvel at the feathery counterparts of these curious wooden owls!
Come on down to Bartlett's Farm for NiSHA's My Furry Valentine for a showing of Horton Hears a Who! Kim Botelho will kick off the event with an insect presentation. Starting now!
Join the Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Community School for the Fourth Annual Nantucket Science Festival!
This FREE festival is fun for the whole family and includes tons of hands-on science activities! Whether you fancy robotics or the natural sciences, there will be something for every kind of science enthusiast. Everyone who attends will also get a chance to win one of the many awesome door prizes.
This program is funded with support from Dr. David and Beverly Barlow, Eileen Fisher, Nantucket Land Council, and the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.
The first Falcon Heavy rocket, which stands at an amazing 23 stories tall and complete with a Tesla car on-board, had a successful test flight yesterday from the Kennedy Space Center! An exciting development for space exploration! todayhttp://ow.ly/ECdJ30ig2Yf
Practicing now for Droppings of Love. On the right, two examples of Canada Goose Poop. On the left, a peanut butter and Oreo bon bon with vanilla glaze goose poop. So delicious! We still have a couple spaces left. Sunday, February 11, 1-2:30pm. Register at mariamitchell.org
It's here! Today is the first day of open enrollment for our Summer Discovery Programs. Spaces are filling quickly and some sessions are already full. If you have any questions, please email Kbotelho at mariamitchell.org or visit our FAQ page at: https://www.mariamitchell.org/learn-d…/discoveryprograms/faq
The Maria Mitchell Association knows that animals can bring people together! Check out this inspiring project that found cultures in conflict can come together over barn owls used for pest management on farmland in the Middle East. http://ow.ly/Uke230i73Gw
Let the snow inspire you to make your plans for summer! Today is the beginning of summer program sign-ups for MMA members! Non-Members will get a chance starting this Thursday at 9am, but don't risk your child's favorite program filling up! http://ow.ly/CjQ530i5rJO ay is