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Press Release

July 19, 2012

For more information:

Garrett Berberich
Himmelrich PR
410.528.5400
garrett@himmelrich.com

Backyard Science Days at Maryland Science Center
Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12, 2012
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

The Maryland Science Center’s Backyard Science Days returns Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 from 12-4 p.m. featuring Rob Mies, Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, and flying, furry, fanged friends.

Rob’s performances explain the benefits these famed and feared winged wonders. Visitors will meet tiny fruit bats of Asia and Africa, North America’s Big Brown bat and even spend some quality time with Camilla, the Malaysian Flying Fox with a six-foot wingspan. Cameras will flash and eyes will widen as Rob brings his bats through the crowd, just inches from guests.

The Maryland Park Service’s Scales and Tales program will also be on hand with exciting, Maryland-native creatures including snakes, turtles and raptors (birds of prey). The Maryland Ornithological Society’s “study skins” of once-living birds will give visitors an appreciation for still-living members of the same species.

Families will design and race vegetables-on-wheels in the always-popular Veggie Racing, launch stomp rockets, make solar art and get crafty with the Maryland Native Plant Society.

Backyard Science Days are free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  For information and tickets, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org  or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.