First Responders Day

Franklin Park Zoo is proud to honor those who risk their lives to keep our community safe. On Saturday, August 3, first responders will receive FREE admission to the Zoo. Accompanying family members will receive $5 off admission, up to five people. First responders include employees of an emergency service who are likely to be among the first people to assist at the scene of an emergency such as an accident or natural disaster. This would include personnel such as firefighters, EMTs, and police officers.

Curley K8 Annual Plant + Bake Sale

Please join us Saturday, May 4th 10-2 for the 19th Annual Curley Plant Sale in the parking lot across from the school. There will be a wide selection of annual, herbs and vegetables, a fabulous bake sale and kids activities. Proceeds go directly to support of arts and enrichment programs at the Curley. For more information please contact Kristin Jurkoic

Free Family Hike at the Arnold Arboretum: Evergreen!

Families can enjoy nature any time of year! Take a walk and use a handlens to see the beauty of evergreen needles and cones.  You will be surprised at something you’ve never noticed before! Using microscopes indoors we will use the same tools that scientists use to learn about our world.

Zoo Howl returns to Franklin Park Zoo!

Thrills, chills, and animals await you at Franklin Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Howl! During this popular Halloween event, children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at the Zoo. Other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins as enrichment items.

*Sandra Steingraber* Toward an Unfractured Future: Science, Civil Disobedience, and Feminism in the Fight Against Fossil Fuel Expansion

This talk examines the science behind the social movement to secure an unfractured future for our children and the role that civil disobedience and feminist activism are playing in opening a space in the culture for that science to speak. The award-winning documentary film Unfractured tells the story of the successful fight for a ban on fracking in New York State. Steingraber’s public lecture, which will immediately be followed by a screening of the film, will explore the science behind the scenes, women’s leadership within the movement, and ongoing tactics and strategies—with special focus on current issues here in Massachusetts.  

Biologist Sandra Steingraber is co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings on the Risks and Harms of Fracking, and science advisor to Americans Against Fracking. Co-sponsored 

If you are interested in learning more, contact: Anny Martinez, anny@ips-dc.org