Change is in the air! This month marks the
end of our coldest weather and the beginning of sap runs, snow and ice
giving way to mud and new growth, the awakening of bears and bats from
hibernation and the return of familiar bird songs. Post your signs of spring
online and see
what other Eye on the Sky listeners are noticing in their
neighborhoods, fields, and forests.
At the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium,
we're at work building new ways to observe and document change -- in
our weather, climate, and natural landscape. And we're adjusting to
changes in our economy that demand fresh approaches and new
partnerships. Some things won't change, including the Fairbanks
Museum's dedication to the communities it serves through stellar
planetarium shows, stunning exhibits, inspired education, and superb
events, workshops, and programs open to everyone. We are your museum!
We are very grateful for generous
corporate support from:
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Wells River Savings Bank
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
Through their partnership with the Museum, these businesses invest
in strong communities
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
March 14, 9 AM - noon
Executive Director Charlie Browne for the first in a 4-part series of
workshops and field programs to promote the conservation of birds and
their habitats. This workshop will introduce some of the core concepts
of conservation biology and landscape ecology and will concentrate on
habitat enhancement for cavity-nesting birds. We'll make bluebird
nesting boxes, and everyone will come away with designs and strategies
for providing essential nesting habitat for cavity nesters ranging from
Wood Ducks to Barred Owls to Black-capped Chickadees.
for this workshop is limited and pre-registration is required. The fee
is $20/session for Museum members, $25 for nonmembers. Learn more on
our web site, or send a message to Tara Holt to register today!
Waves: Many Shapes of Music
Opening reception March 27, 4 - 6 PM
the ability to unite us and can transcend place and time. Musical
instruments from around the world were crafted in surprising shapes and
sizes, each one with a distinctive sound and purpose. This new
exhibit brings together unusual instruments, many of them are part the
Victorian collection of Franklin Fairbanks. And you'll have a chance to
try your musical hand on the fabulous Music Machine -- imagined by the
creative minds at the Fairbanks Museum!
the opening of this new exhibit with the team that brought it to life.
Please RSVP to Tara Holt.
April 11, 9 AM - 3 PM (Victory Basin)
a leading naturalist and the founder of Keeping Track, Inc., takes us into
Victory Basin for the second of this 4-part series. We'll look for
signs of moose, bear, and other mammals that call Victory home. Sue
brings expertise guided by over 30 years tracking animals of all sizes
in their habitats. For more about the Fairbanks Four Seasons Naturalist
program, check our web site.
this exploration of a beautiful and unspoiled habitat!
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Inspires
appreciation for our place in the natural world and encourages our
stewardship of a healthy planet. We depend on your support to deliver
educational programs, exhibits, and events that are open to all. Please
join the Museum today and explore
the nature of your world! We are grateful for each and every