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The Movement at Berklee visits Franklin Park Zoo

A dozen Berklee College of Music students will be performing music for not only Zoo guests, but for the animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home, as part of a collaboration between the Movement at Berklee program and Zoo New England’s Animal Care department. From 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. performances will be held throughout the zoo in front of various exhibits, where guests can discover how animals respond to this special kind of animal enrichment.

The Movement at Berklee is a powerful, student-led program that uses music as a catalyst for community building and social change. Student, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers collaborate with partner organizations to conduct a broad range of activities including youth mentorship, performance outreach, and musical instruction.

For a full schedule, visit http://www.zoonewengland.org/engage.

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Stinky Saturday

On October 7, guests are invited to spend a Stinky Saturday at Franklin Park Zoo as they celebrate the Zoo’s impending corpse flower bloom, a rare and smelly occasion in the natural world. Learn about how animals use scent as communication during special zookeeper chats and up-close animal encounters. Plant aficionados can see rare corpse flower, Fester, up close and learn about how this gigantic plant uses scent to attract pollinators with a palate for the putrid. Find out how some animals use foul fragrances to ward off predators and mark territories in their environment, and get the “Scoop on Poop” at an education station.

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Best Trick-or-Treating in Boston (and Beyond)

Halloween Happenings: Trick-or-Treating at Boston Businesses

Trick-or-treating just isn’t what it used to be. And maybe that’s a good thing. Because instead of aimless wandering around neighborhoods after dark, you can now bring your little ones to a variety of safe, well-lit locations — malls, plazas, even zoos — where heaps of fun family activities await along with your piles of […]

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