In This Issue. . .
  • 5 Things Worth Sharing
  • Video
  • Reminders
  • New Members  
  • Social Media
5 Things Worth Sharing
1.  Open Night
After shopping downtown, enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars.  Loines Observatory is the special place you will want to bring your visiting friends and family.  Opening at 5:00PM, it is the perfect stop before your dinner reservation. 

Friday, December 2nd
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  
Non-Members: $10
Members: FREE
No registration necessary.  Please call 508-257-1117 if concerned about the weather.  
2.  Owl Prowl

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience – the Owl Prowl. After visiting our demonstration Barn Owl nest box, you will visit sites known for owls, play recordings of their calls ,and wait for a response or sighting. Transportation is provided from 4 Vestal St. This program is meant for adults, but children 8 and up are welcome to register with an adult guardian.

Friday, December 2nd

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Non-Members: $40

Members: $25

3. Early-Bird Bird Walks
Now that the weather has changed, so are some of the birds that we are seeing on island.  Join Ginger Andrews for a morning walk exploring Nantucket and spotting amazing birds.  You will head out to some of the best birding areas on the island.  Transportation is provided from 4 Vestal St.  This program is meant for adults, but children ages 8 and up are welcome to register with an adult guardian.

Upcoming Dates: December 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 30 and January 2
8:00 AM -11:00 AM
Non-Members: $20
Members: $5

4. Endangered Beetle Having Trouble Surviving on Nantucket
The American burying beetle, the largest and most visually striking of America’s carrion beetles, was reintroduced to Nantucket Island in 1994 as a part of an effort to save this federally endangered species.  About the size of a wine cork with a black body and bright orange markings, the American burying beetle disappeared from most of the eastern United States in the last 100 years.  A recent paper published in the Journal of Insect Conservation ( by scientists at the Maria Mitchell Association and the Roger Williams Park Zoo suggest the Nantucket population cannot survive without continued human assistance.

Read more.
5. Christmas Stroll
It's the most wonderful time of the year! We will be participating in the European Market by the harbor front of Stop and Shop on Saturday, December 3rd.  Come get your face painted and shop great deals. Memberships will be available along with some of our historic Nantucket harbor maps!

Also, be sure to look out for the MMA Christmas tree in front of Mitchell's Book Corner.

Video: An Investment in Science Research and Education
Renew your 2017 Membership
It's time to think about next year and purchasing your membership to the MMA.  In 2017, we'll have more "Members Only" events for adults, children, and families.  Discounts on camps and programs will continue to be a benefit of membership, too.  We also heard that Members get to register early for camp! So now is the time to renew.

Membership's also make a great gift for the holidays!

Note: Memberships are valid now through 12/31/17

Renew here.

Invest in Science Research and Education
Most of us spend time thinking about the future.  We imagine how we can enrich our lives and the lives of those close to us.  We invest time and resources planning and considering various options.  At the Maria Mitchell Association, we sincerely believe that Nantucket's Science Center is an excellent investment and offers substantial returns for those who invest.  Please consider investing in science education this year.

Invest here.
New Members
  Welcome New & Renewing Members!
Anna & Erik Caspersen
Sue & Michael Young
Melissa & Alex von Summer
Paul & Nancy Connolly
Karen Ketterer & Paul Gaynor
Parker Stephenson & Omar Al-Farisi
Jane & Stephen Land
Harry & Christina Schwefel
R Scott Toop & Laura Rosene
Stephanie & Rob Hutchison
Diane & Craig Montgomery
Michelle & Jeff Constable
Brooks Smith
Nathaniel & Melissa Philbrick
Darren & Buck Lilley
Sharon Giese
Margaret & John Falk
Henry Gewirtz

Linda & William Steelman
Judith & Eugene Collatz
Bogdan Krachunova & Pavlin Vitanov
Jacqueline Harrison & Jack Raphael
John Daly & Aiofe Varian
Christopher Keogan & Lucy Lau
Katherine & William Beattie
Margaret & John Goldman
Arthur & Marilyn Wright
Henry & Margaret Goldstein
Victor & Maureen Reed
Janet & Keith Lindgren
Ann & Bob Stock
Stephen & Pamela St.Pierre
Eugene & Pamela McGuire
Rob Adams & Meg Succop
Maureen Flannery
Linda Vollkommer-Lynch

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