You can help turtles get across roads safely this summer by alerting motorists to slow down. Using stencils and paint, make your own “Turtle Crossing” road sign from a recycled yard sign. Signs will be donated to local licensed wildlife rehabilitators who will put them up along roads in the area they have gotten injured turtles from. If you know of a place in town or nearby that you see turtles crossing the road, you’ll have a chance to share it with rehabbers at this event. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of our local turtle species (special thanks to The Turtle’s Back, a non-profit turtle rescue in Madison).
Ages 8 & up. Space is limited. All supplies provided. Paint can be messy so wear clothing you don’t mind getting ruined. Registration required for each individual looking to make their own sign. If siblings want to collaborate on a single sign, register together.
Saturday, June 12th from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Ages 8 & up.
**Important Safety Information**
Masks (for children and adults), social distancing, temperature checks, age restrictions, and capacity restrictions will be strictly enforced for everybody’s safety, regardless of your vaccination status. Please do not show up if you or your child have been exposed to coronavirus, have a suspected exposure, or tested positive in the last 14 days, or if you or your child are feeling sick or anyone in your household is under quarantine. Call the library at (203) 453-8282 if you cannot make it for any reason so we may let someone else participate. This event will take place outside on the library lawn, so bring sunblock, a hat, water, etc. to stay safe in the sun.