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Working where the wild things are: Sanford Middle School Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) students visited the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick recently to explore careers in wildlife biology and rehabilitation. The Center for Wildlife has operated for over 30 years and has aided over 50,000 animals. During their visit, a wildlife biologist shared insights into her career and guided students through creating enriching activities and nutritious meals for various species. She also showcased the educational aspects of wildlife biology and animal sciences. Through hands-on activities, the students gained valuable experience in the field. In addition, the visit gave them a deeper understanding of the role of a wildlife biologist in wildlife rehabilitation and allowed them to gauge their interest in pursuing a career in the field.

SCA Auction Night date postponed: Sanford Christian Academy’s Spring Spectacular Auction Night has been rescheduled to April 27 at 4 pm. The event, to be held at the school’s gym at 25 Riverside Ave., was postponed due to the storm.

Things to do while school is on break: Several free events are scheduled at Goodall Library during April vacation week. Participants can learn about seed planting on April 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm, roll up their sleeves at a slime workshop on April 17 from 2 pm to 4 pm, and be crafty at beginner’s knitting on April 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Activities are recommended for those ages 7 and up. No registration is needed. Note that the library will be closed on Monday, April 15, to celebrate Patriot’s Day. FMI, call 207-324-4714 and ask for Miss Mai, the children’s librarian.

Fun and games all week long: April Vacation Camp through Sanford Parks and Recreation will be held April 15 – 19, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, at Memorial Gym for children in kindergarten through grade 6. The cost is $150 for residents and $200 for non-residents. FMI and to register, go here.

You’ll need a vacation after April vacation: Free activities are scheduled all week during April vacation at the Pleasant Street First Baptist Church at 10 Pleasant St., Springvale. A different activity is scheduled for each day, Monday through Thursday, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. The week will include Roll into Vacation (biking, skateboarding, roller skating), Park Time (playground time, basketball and the skate park), Wednesday Walk, and Kids vs. Parents Kickball. On Friday, a game night is scheduled from 5 pm to 7 pm and will include board games, ping pong and pizza. FMI, go here.

Sanford school happenings: For more news from the Sanford school district, read the latest edition of the “Sanford Spotlight” newsletter here.

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