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*FULL* Marsupial Madness: Meeting Marsi

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Close up of Marsi the opossum looking at the camera. The opossum is missing her left eye due to being hit by a car.

Come learn all about what it means to be a marsupial! Marsupial Madness is an interactive and educational program designed to introduce participants to the fascinating world of marsupials, with a special focus on opossums, North America’s only marsupial!

The program will begin with a brief lesson that covers essential marsupial facts, including how marsupials differ from placental mammals, the phenomenon of marsupial pouches, and the wide variety of marsupial species around the world.

Following the lesson, the program offers an opportunity to meet a real-life opossum, our very own animal ambassador: Marsi! Learn why we have Marsi (who is non-releasable), and how we can help other wildlife stay in the wild where they are happiest! *Keep in mind that this will be one of Marsi’s first programs and she is still getting used to people. Animals have their own feelings (shy, nervous, interested, scared) that we cannot control but should respect and Marsi may have her own ideas of how to interact at the program! 😉

This program is free, but please register by February 12th at noon with the total number of people in your party that will be attending so that we know how many people to plan for!

Watch the video to see Marsi on an adventure when finding out her name!


February 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Warren County Conservation
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Annett Nature Center
15565 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125 United States
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