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Turtle Day

STATUS: This event will occur as scheduled.
WHERE: Wagner Park
WHEN: September 19, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Details

Meet the turtles from the and learn about these amazing animals from one their knowledgeable naturalists. Turtles evolved 200 million years ago, before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes, and even lizards.  They have remained relatively unchanged since.  Naturalists from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will present and discuss these remarkable creatures. Children and adults can learn about the habitats, evolution, and behavior of each species. Plus there will be live turtles on hand.  Audience members will have a chance to handle real turtle shells and skulls from a variety of different species, including the infamous snapping turtle.

In addition, Battery Park City Parks’ Go Fish! event will be happening concurrently at Wagner Park with a day of catch-and-release fishing, bird watching, live theater, and art projects.