Westborough – Creature Teachers comes to Westborough Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m., with the live animal program, “Nature of My Backyard.” The event will be held in the Westborough Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., by the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT).
As a boy growing up in the Drumlin Farm wildlife sanctuary, Rick Roth became convinced that he was destined to work with wild animals.? And now, as a naturalist and director of Creature Teachers live animal programs, he is fulfilling that dream.? Following the footsteps of his father Charles, a noted environmental educator and writer, Roth stresses the critical importance of understanding and respecting wildlife and their habitats.
Local wild animals will be introduced at the event, such as a skunk, fox, flying squirrel, and fisher. Roth will describe each animal's behavior, habitat, and field markings. In his programs, Roth also underscores how each animal interacts with its environment and plays a critical role in its ecosystem.”
The Nature of My Backyard is part of the annual Earth Awareness Program of the Westborough Community Land Trustto connect children with nature. WCLT is a private, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to safeguard land to meet the environmental, recreational, and scenic needs of Westborough and to preserve open space. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.