Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team
Applied Materials Earth Day Expo - Vernal Pond Exhibit 4-20-2018
Applied Materials is really reaching out to educate employees and improve the earth. This Earth Day Expo was a great event. They had a number of diverse booths showcasing things from our critters to composting to recycled plastic kitchenware. We showed off our Vernal Pond Exhibit to a very large crowd. Lots of employees came by the booth and we had an exceptional variety of animals in our display to show them. Our vernal pond critters included a Gray tree frog, Wood frog, Spring peeper, and a big fat toad. We also brought Spotted turtles, Fairy shrimp, Spotted salamanders along with Spotted salamander and Wood frog egg masses. We had a bunch of native snakes known to haunt vernal pools on display and another half dozen that took turns being held -- between naps. We had a great time teaching our visitors about vernal pond wildlife and habitat and how to appreciate and hold our snakes. The facility has a nice vernal pond right there on site for employees to explore.