Virtual Learning Series: Teacher Appreciation



For Teacher Appreciation Week, Maymont Environmental Educator Irmarie put together some of her favorite lessons from Maymont’s database for you to download and use in your virtual classroom. One of my favorite springtime activities is visiting my local parks to explore the streams and creeks. There is nothing like getting outdoors to see how the …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 7



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Stu. Book Suggestion: Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper by Tololwa M. Mollel This is a modern retelling of an …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 6



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Irmarie. Book Suggestion:  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card What happens when Earth has been at war with an alien race …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 4



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Courtney. Book Suggestion: Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris  About the book: In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 3



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Irmarie. Book Suggestion: City of Ember: Book 1 by Jeanne DuPrau This book demonstrates how people can be afraid, brave and curious all at …

Virtual Learning Series: Part 2



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, April. Book Suggestion: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly Jacqueline Kelly’s book following the 11-year-old, Calpurnia Tate, is written with young …

Virtual Learning Series: Part 1



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family while you’re staying at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Stu. Book Suggestion: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery …

Maymont Heartbroken Over Unexpected Loss of Ella, the Female Otter



  The Maymont family is grieving the loss of Ella, the female North American river otter, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 8. Ella was transported on Saturday from her habitat in The Robins Nature and Visitor Center at Maymont to Wellesley Animal Hospital, where many of Maymont’s animals receive veterinary care, for an oral/dental …

Celebrating World Wildlife Day at Maymont



  In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 3 World Wildlife Day to celebrate the variety of the world’s wild animals and plants. Every year is a different theme – this year it’s “Big cats: predators under threat.” You may be familiar with Maymont’s big cat ambassador Monty, a North American Bobcat. Known …

Maymont Mourns the Loss of Its Gray Fox



  The Maymont family is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Cane, the gray fox, who passed away last week at the age of 14. The long-time resident of the fox habitat had geriatric conditions including significant arthritis in his legs and spine, and he was no longer responding favorably to medical care. Consequently, …