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The Town Mendon was founded in 1667 and is located in Worcester County and is the oldest town in the county.

Mendon consists of about 6000 year round residents.

The town hosts annual fairs every year. The Country Fair and the Strawberry Festival attract anywhere from 4 to 14000 visitors each year.

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Wild Adventure Summer Programs
Learning meets fun with EARTH Ltd's Wild Adventure Summer Programs at Southwick's Zoo! We offer a variety of day camps for children in grades k-9 ranging from half day programs for younger children to a zoology program for young teens. Students will get to explore Southwicks Zoo's 150+ species! Theyll also get to experience the zoo's 200 acres of natural wetlands and forest to learn about local wildlife. Each program also features daily hands-on activities and craft projects. With our help, you can make your childs summer vacation an ADVENTURE! Program Dates Adventures & Ecosystems Grades 4, 5, & 6 June 27 - July 1 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 This program focuses on ecosystems. Students will learn about about how living things interact with each other and their environment through hands on activities. Introduction to Animal Ecology Grades K & 1 SOLD OUT July 5 - July 8 9:00am-12:00pm Non-Members: $160 / EARTH Member: $135 This shorter, 4 day program for younger children provides a fun basic introduction to animal ecology. Students will learn about living things here at the zoo! Animal Behavior Grades 2 & 3 July 11 - July 15 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 Learn about why animals do the things they do! Students will explore a different group of animals each day during this program, and learn about their behaviors. Adventures & Ecosystems Grades 4, 5, & 6 July 18 - July 22 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 This program focuses on ecosystems. Students will learn about about how living things interact with each other and their environment through hands on activities. Introduction to Animal Ecology Grades 1 & 2 July 25 - July 29 9:00am-12:30pm Non-Members: $175 / EARTH Member: $155 This half day program for younger children provides a fun basic introduction to animal ecology. Students will learn about living things here at the zoo! Teen Zoology Grades 7, 8, & 9 August 1 - August 5 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $395 / EARTH Member: $350 This program is for older kids in grades 7-9 who want to learn more about careers related to zoology and animal care. In addition to spending time in Southwicks Zoo, students will attend field trips to other New England facilities. Trips may include: Tufts Veterinary School Ecotarium and Planetrium Whale Watch Blackstone River Cruise Kennel Visit New England Owl Exploration Day More options TBA Animal Behavior Grades 2 & 3 August 8 - August 12 9:00am-4:00pm Non-Members: $335 / EARTH Member: $295 Learn about why animals do the things they do! Students will explore a different group of animals each day during this program, and learn about their behaviors.

When: Jun 6, 2016 9 AM in Mendon, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09 )
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When: Jun 17, 2016 8 PM in Mendon, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20 )
11th Annual EARTH Bash
EARTH Bash is 21+ only. Spend a Summer evening at Southwick's Zoo while you support environmental education! Guests will be able to explore Southwick's Zoo after hours before returning to the event tent for dinner, drinks, music, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from EARTH Bash support EARTH and it's educational programs. EARTH provides Southwick's Zoo with educational programs including ZooMobiles, Junior ZooKeeping, Internships, Docent/Volunteer program, Rhino Encounters, Wild Adventure Spring and Summer Programs, and more. Organizations supported by EARTH include: International Rhino Foundation Bay Island Conservation Association The Bird Endowment Sarapiqui Conservation Center Wild Me - Whale Shark Conservation Sloth Rehibilitation Blackstone Valley Education Foundation

When: Jun 17, 2016 6 PM in Mendon, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18 )
Mendon Community Cleanup
Join us for the big finale of the Earth Day Cleanup season in Mendon, MA! Volunteers will sign in with the National Park Service Volunteers-in- Parks program making their volunteer time a donation toward the National Park Service. Volunteers will also receive a coupon for a $5 off one Southwick's Zoo general admission. The Mendon Lions will also be providing food. For more info or questions, please contact Bonnie Combs at bcombs@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.

When: Jun 4, 2016 9 AM in Mendon, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 09 )
Rhino Encounters
Ever wondered what its like to scratch a rhino behind the ears? We are working with Southwick's Zoo to give zoo visitors a unique way to learn more about rhino conservation! Proceeds from rhino encounters go towards rhinoceros conservation. Spots are limited and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. Includes: Admission to the zoo for the day and an encounter with our two white rhinos. Rhino encounters last about an hour. Participants will first watch a brief video about rhino poaching, then they will be taken to the rhino habitat where they will be able to touch and interact with Southwick's rhinos,Thelma and Louise. Note: Encounters take place before the zoos normal hours. Only people who have purchased rhino encounter tickets are allowed entry into the zoo during the encounter. Please meet us at 9am a the zoos front entrance the day of your encounter. *Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. We suggest wearing comfortable closed toe shoes. We DO NOT recommend wearing flip flops or sandals.

When: May 24, 2016 9 AM in Mendon, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 May 2016 09 )
Junior ZooKeeping
Junior ZooKeeping is a one of a kind experience for children interested in animals and their care! EARTH Ltd works with Southwicks Zoo to provide this this program which allows children the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how animals are cared for here at the zoo and what it takes to be a zookeeper. Junior Zookeepers assist with diet preparation, create enrichment, help care for some animals, and more. For ages 6-9 and 10-12. Each session runs from 9am-12pm. Children must be registered at least 24 hours in advance. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Note to members: To receive your member discount, click enter promotional code when you register. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smiths code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Does code would be DOEJA. Topics Herbivores What does a rhino eat? How do you care for a giraffe? What is the softest herbivore in the world? What does a porcupine like to play with? Come learn about our plant-eating pals and help plan their diet, make them some enrichment, and get an up-close and personal hands on experience with some of our favorite herbivores! Carnivores Meat is on the menu! What does a lion love? What does a coati crave? Learn how we feed our carnivorous critters and help us make them some lunch. You will also learn how the keepers entertain some of our smartest and most dangerous animals by making them enrichment. Youll even get a chance to interact with some of our sharp toothed inhabitants. Primates Help us make toys for our monkeys to monkey around with. Pick out produce for our peckish Patas monkeys. Jr ZooKeepers will get to meet a marmoset and get to know a galago. Primates are our closest relatives, learn how much they are they are like us and how they are different. Birds Birds are some of the smartest animals in the Animal Kingdom, so what exactly does it take to care for the closest living relatives of the dinosaurs? Why dont they fly away? How can they talk? What can we tell about a bird by its beak? Jr ZooKeepers get to make macaw munchies, play with a parrot, and chill with a chicken. Break out of your shell and help us care for our fascinating feathered friends.

When: Jun 13, 2016 9 AM in Mendon, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09 )

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