.Join Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Dubai to the Maldives: Travels from Desert to Paradise. Getting to the Maldives can be an adventure, and one route can take you through Dubai in the UAE. Bordering Saudi Arabia, this desert country shows dramatic contrasts of modern growth, traditional gold and spice markets and life in the desert, including camel herders. The Maldives, a lush tropical paradise, is another contrast. It is also known for its amazing marine life. This series of low lying coral atolls is located in the Indian Ocean, just south of Sri Lanka and India. From massive, but harmless, whale sharks to rare hawksbill turtles and tiny beautifully colored fishes, the Maldives has an astounding variety of life to see. Large schools of manta rays, sometimes up to 200 or more in number, are also found near these islands. Join us for scenes of these graceful animals and images of wildlife throughout the Maldives.
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
Register in Advance. Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.