Nature Society Summer Programs
Summer Library Reading Program 2020!
Delaware Nature Society at Delaware Libraries
For a complete schedule of programs visit our event calendar.
New Castle County:
Presented by Ashland Nature Center
Why Possum Has a Naked Tail
Author: Michael J. Caduto & Joseph Bruchac | Illustrations: John Kahionhes Fadden
From the Keepers of the Animals: The Cherokee people say that long ago, Possum had the most beautiful tail of all the animals – and he never stopped talking about it. Hear the story of how clever Rabbit found a way to trick vain Possum and stop his constant bragging once and for all. Learn about all sorts of tails and why they are important and meet a variety of animals – with or without tails – including Possum himself!
Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back
Author: Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London | Illustrations: Thomas Locker
Did you ever wonder why turtles always have thirteen sections (scutes) on their shells? Many Native American peoples hold that each scute represents one of the thirteen Moons in the yearly cycle of seasons, and each has its story. Hear their tales of Moon of the Popping Trees; Maple Sugar Moon; Baby Bear Moon; and more, then meet a multiplicity of turtles from diverse habitats, count their scutes, and discover how they survive throughout the year.
Kent & Sussex County:
Presented by Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
Quick as a Cricket
Author: Audrey Wood | Illustrations: Don Wood
Are you Quick as a Cricket? Cold as a Toad? Imagine life as your favorite animal. Join us to learn about wild animals that are native to Delaware. Discover the habitats and characteristics of local reptiles, birds and mammals with live animals and taxidermy specimens.
For more information about these programs and Summer Reading visit: 2020 Delaware Library Summer Reading Program Guide
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