The public is invited to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center at Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center in Mattapan as part of the annual "Rockin' with Raptors" festival on Saturday, September 28, from 1-4 pm.
Visitors will be able to see up close and learn about live raptors from Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum, visit the Animal Adventures petting zoo, and explore the New England Aquarium's traveling tide pool. Activities will be led by Boston Nature Center's teacher naturalists as well as collaborating organizations including Museum of Science, Renew Boston, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition, and New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance.
In addition to an array of activities, visitors will enjoy lively musical entertainment by Branches Steel Orchestra, a "green bag" raffle, and a free cookout with meat and vegetarian options. And what anniversary would be complete without cake and ice cream?
The yearly event is a way to introduce and welcome families to this green oasis in the city.
Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary includes 67 acres of meadows, marsh, fields, and woodlands in Mattapan and offers year-round free or low-cost programs to the community. Tour the visitor center, hike two miles of trails, play in the Nature Nook, and visit the exhibits and displays in one of Boston's greenest municipal buildings.
Bring your friends and family and get in touch with nature in your own neighborhood! For more details, contact the Boston Nature Center at 617-983-8500 or visit www.massaudubon.org/boston