Heroes of the Animal Kingdom
Children's Programs Presented by the Essex County Environmental Center

Each program includes a make-a-take craft

• Arthropods and their Amazing Powers
Arthropods may be teeny-tiny in size, but they are not teeny-tiny in super-powers. In fact, the strongest animal alive is an arthropod. Learn about some arthropods that have fascinating powers and how they use these powers to get ahead and stay alive.

Wednesday, July 1
Vailsburg Branch
75 Alexander Street
(973) 733-7755

• Birds and their Amazing Powers
Birds are well known for their brilliant colors, easy-in-flight, and sweet songs, but they have some super-talents that will amaze and delight. Join us for a program where we learn about these fascinating feathered friends.

Tuesday, July 7
Main Library, Children's Room
5 Washington Street
(973) 733-7797
Tuesday, July 21
Weequahic Branch
355 Osborne Terrace
(973) 733-7751

• Ocean Animals and their Amazing Powers
Learn the secrets of life in the ocean. Find out about aquatic animals that use their super-powers to remain super-protected and super-well-fed.

Wednesday, July 29
Springfield Branch
50 Hayes Street
(973) 733-7736

• Reptiles and Amphibians and their Amazing Powers
What’s it like to hop, slither, walk, and crawl around on all fours so low to the grounds? Many reptiles and amphibians have remarkable powers used for hibernating, breeding, and escaping predators.

Wednesday, July 8
Van Buren Branch
140 Van Buren Street
(973) 733-7750
Wednesday, July 22
North End Branch
722 Summer Avenue
(973) 733-7766
Thursday, August 6
Branch Brook Branch
235 Clifton Avenue
(973) 733-7760
Wednesday, August 12
Clinton Branch
739 Bergen Street
(973) 733-7757