Living with Beavers

Living with Beavers

January 17, 2022| Category: Programs and Events

January 25 at 11:00 AM

Open to the public via Zoom (in person for Homeschool Day participants)

Beavers are often considered a nuisance species because they greatly impact their environment- cutting down trees, blocking streams, and flooding new land. But in most cases, there is another side to the story. We welcome John Aberth, wildlife rehabilitator at Flint Brook Wildlife Refuge in Roxbury, VT, to discuss beavers in Vermont and his experience rehabilitating two young wild beavers.

The two young beavers, BK and Mrs. Beaver, came to Aberth when they were discovered by private citizens in the wild, orphaned and injured, respectively. Aberth, a trained wildlife rehabilitator at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), took the beavers into his home and built various systems to nurture and contain the beavers while helping them grow and learn behaviors needed to one day thrive in the wild. Through his experiences, he has exhibited true compassion for these animals and discovered the slyness and intelligence of beavers.

We welcome the public to join us on Zoom for John Aberth’s presentation at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 25:

A small audience of students will be listening to the presentation in person as part of our Homeschool Tuesdays program.

Tags: Fairbanks Museum, Home School, natural science, wildlife