Onset Beach “Crab Moon” StoryWalk®

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm
Onset Bay Center
Onset Bay Center
186 Onset Ave
Wareham, MA 02558

Come join us for fun, safe, outdoor afternoon on the beach.  The Onset Bay Center is offering four StoryWalks®, in collaboration with the Wareham Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Committee, at Onset Beach and this is the last one in the spring series.  June’s story, “Crab Moon,” is about a full moon in June where hundreds of horseshoe crabs come to the beach to lay their eggs. Geared towards younger kids, this book is an easy read to get the whole family excited about these incredible organisms that have lived, unchanged, for more than 350 MILLION years!

The story will be set up in stations along Onset Beach where you and your family can drop-by and walk through at your own pace. Along your walk, the OBC staff and volunteers will provide tidbits about local beach organisms, like the horseshoe crab, and provide different ways to explore this special place.  Afterwards you can get in the water and see if you can spot any! The StoryWalk® can be assessed in four different languages, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.

Important Details: The starting point for the StoryWalk® at Onset Beach will be at the Onset Bay Center, located at 186 Onset Avenue. Please find more about town parking here. When you arrive, please check in with the staff at the beginning of the stations. Pre-registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We ask that all participants please wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between your family group and other family groups. Please note: there may be a wait time as other families move through the stations.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wareham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

In partnership with:

Cost: FREE

For more information:
Phone: 508-999-6363 ext. 227
Category: Mass Audubon, Onset Bay Center, Wareham Land Trust
Hosted By: The Buzzards Bay Coalition
Free EventKid-Friendly Event
They may look like dead crabs, but these empty shells are actually the old skins that horseshoe crabs shed as they grow.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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