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Enjoy an evening of discovery at Sherwood Island

Published 5:26 pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
  • Chris Evers, director and founder of Stamford-based Animal Embassy speaks before a group of children as part of the organization's educational programming. Animal Embassy will present a free program from 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Sherwood Island Nature Center at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. It is a free program. For more information, visit http://theanimalembassy.ning.com, http://friendsofsherwoodisland.org. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Chris Evers, director and founder of Stamford-based Animal Embassy speaks before a group of children as part of the organization's educational programming. Animal Embassy will present a free program from 6 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Sherwood Island Nature Center at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. It is a free program. For more information, visit http://theanimalembassy.ning.com, http://friendsofsherwoodisland.org. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Visitors to Sherwood Island State Park this weekend can learn about some of the area's "amazing adaptations."

In a free program offered by Stamford-based Animal Embassy and presented free by the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, visitors will learn about animals from around the world and how they have adapted to their habitats and environmental challenges.

The program will run Saturday, July 13, in the East Beach area.

A variety of animals will be there, as well, to help in the interactive and educational aspect of the program. Look for a Nile Monitor lizard, a spectacled owl, an alligator snapping tool, a hedgehog and others.

Sherwood Island (State Park) Nature Center, southern terminus of the Sherwood Island Connector, Westport. Saturday, July 13, 6-7 p.m. Parking is free at 6 p.m.; program is free. If you get there early, there are admission fees: $13 for resident ($6 after 4 p.m.); $22 for nonresident ($7 after 4 p.m.). http://theanimalembassy.ning.com, http://friendsofsherwoodisland.org.