Jen Leahey, of Leahey Farm, located in Lee, will visit the library with several of her animal ambassadors to talk about our relationship to the natural world and other species as well as why conservation matters.
Nature Matters offers interactive educational programs
that provide direct experiences with live animals and foster
understanding and appreciation for the natural world.
Nature Matters is home to a diverse collection of animal educators. Many of these animals came to us because they were unable to survive in the wild due to an injury, or they were born in captivity and have never learned how to fend for themselves. These animals are on the borderland, they are not pets, but they are no longer able to be wild. They need a place to be cared for in order to survive.
Other animals, such as our hedgehogs, tortoises and sugar gliders, were exotic pets that were no longer wanted or could no longer be cared for.
All of these animals now have jobs as Animal Educators with Nature Matters. Their mission is to help people to better understand and appreciate them and their fellow critters. Being with animals allows us to create connections with them. When we care we make efforts to help, by sharing our spaces and world with them, and preserving and protecting their habitats.
Each species, whether wild or exotic, has specific needs and requirements. Nature Matters is dedicated to providing our animals with what they need to be healthy and content in their daily lives and educational roles.