Upcoming Programs/Media

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Don’t miss Joy’s upcoming virtual programs for adults and children around Massachusetts and beyond!
See information below for organizations, including those that offer public registration.
(Links to programs with public registration options are underlined)

Want to see more nature?
Joy is currently booking programs for Libraries, Seniors Centers, Garden Clubs and more!

April Programs

Saturday, April 3, 10-10:30am
Live Animal Storytime Program:
Not So Scary Animals

Billerica Public Library

Tuesday, April 6, 6:30pm
Nature Travel: Suriname and Guyana: Land of the Giants with Wayne Sentman, Oceanic Society
Part of the Nature around the World Series with The Joys of Nature and The Oceanic Society

Richard Salter Storrs Library

Friday, April 9, 2-3pm
Nature Travel: Australia: Above and Below

Wellesley Council on Aging

Saturday, April 10, 10-10:30am
Live Animal Storytime Program: Terrific Turtles

Billerica Public Library

Sunday, April 11, 6:30-7:30pm
Nature Travel:
New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots & Pods

Friends of Upton State Forest

Tuesday, April 13, 1-2pm
Nature Talk: A Seasonal Springing to Life: Vernal Pools and their Wildlife

Southborough Senior Center

Wednesday, April 14, 4-4:30pm
Nature Talk for all Ages:
Fairies, Frogs and Damsels: Spring and Summer Wildlife of Vernal Pools

Wellesley Conservation Land Trust

Saturday, April 17, 10-10:30am
Live Animal Storytime Program: Leaping Lizards

Billerica Public Library

Tuesday, April 20, 10-11am
Live Animal Program:
Working with Dangerous Animals

Hudson Public Library

Tuesday, April 20, 2-2:30pm
Live Animal Program: Not So Scary Animals

Dartmouth Public Library

Wednesday, April 21, 10-11am
Nature Travel: Australia: Above and Below

Dover Council on Aging

Wednesday, April 21, 1-2pm
Nature Travel: Wales: Castles, Butterflies and more

Concord Council on Aging

Thursday, April 22, 10-10:30am
Live Animal Storytime Program: Creepy Crawlies

Billerica Public Library

Thursday, April 22, 2-3pm
Nature Talk: Birds in Your Backyard

Center at the Heights, Needham Council on Aging
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Thursday, April 22, 4-4:30pm
Live Animal Program: Wild World of Reptiles

Wayland Public Library

Wednesday, April 22, 7-8pm
Nature Travel: Exploring the Sky Islands

West Falmouth Library

Saturday, April 24, 10-10:30am
Live Animal Storytime Program: Sensational Snakes

Billerica Public Library

Monday, April 26, 10:30-11am
Live Animal Storytime Program: Terrific Turtles

Peabody Institute Library

Tuesday, April 27, 2-3pm
Nature Travel: Australia: Above and Below

Medfield Council on Aging

Tuesday, April 27, 6-7pm
Nature Travel:
New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots & Pods

Council on Aging / Callahan Center

Wednesday, April 28, 4-4:30pm
Live Animal program: Terrific Turtles

Sherborn Library

Friday, April 30, 2-3pm
Nature Talk: Wildlife in Your Backyard

Newton Senior Center

May/June Programs

Tuesday, May 4, 6:30-7:30pm
Nature Travel: Australia: Above and Below
Part of the Nature around the World Series

Richard Salter Storrs Library

Saturday, May 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Nature Travel: Australia: Above and Below

Friends of Upton State Forest

Tuesday, May 12, 7-8pm
Nature Travel: Australia: Above and Below

West Falmouth Library

Tuesday, May 18, 1-2pm
Nature Talk: Birds in Your Backyard

Southborough Senior Center

Wednesday, May 19, 1-2pm
Nature Travel: Alaska: Bears and Beyond

Concord Council on Aging

Thursday, May 20, 2-3pm
Nature Talk: Beautiful Butterflies

Center at the Heights: Needham Council on Aging

Wedneday, June 9, 2-3pm
Nature Talk: Beautiful Butterflies

Newton Senior Center

Tuesday, June 15, 1-2pm
Nature Talk: Beautiful Butterflies

Southborough Senior Center

Wednesday, June 16, 1-2pm
Nature Travel:
Magical Tucson: Hummingbirds & More

Concord Council on Aging

Wednesday, June 16, 4-4:30pm
Live Animal Program: Sensational Snakes!

Sherborn Library

Friday, June 18, 3-3:30pm
Family Animal Program: Wild about Horses!

Perkins Library

Tuesday, June 23, 2-3pm
Nature Travel: Dubai to the Maldives: Travels from Desert to Paradise

Wellesley Council on Aging

Thursday, June 24, 2-3pm
Animal Talk: Wild about Horses

Center at the Heights, Needham Council on Aging

Tuesday, June 29, 11am-12pm
Live Animal Program:
Working with Dangerous Animals

Harper Library

Tuesday, June 29, 7-8pm
Nature Travel:
New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots & Pods

Milton Public Library

Media

A few selections: The Joys of Nature and Joy in the News

TVRadio

Childrens/Family Programs

Hometown Weekly: February 10, 2021
Sherborn Library Welcomes Reptiles

Natick Patch: July 2020
Program for the Bacon Free Library
Animals of the Night-A Zoom presentation with Joy Marzolf

Brunswick Beacon: June 2020
Harper, Barbee Libraries go wild over unusual critters at new summer program

The Enterprise: July 2020
West Falmouth Library Presents The Joys Of Nature Program

Adult Programs

Joy’s Talk for the Milton Public Library
Boston Globe: July 2020
Drawing the Wings of Summer to your own Backyard

News Break: September 2020Butterflies of Massachusetts to be discussed by nature photographer Joy Marzolf at Milton Public Library

Valley Advocate: September 2020
Around the World Nature Program Series for the Storrs Library
Around the World Nature Challenge: The Netherlands: Land of Wind, Water and Wildlife

Summer TV shout out!

WBZ TV: June 2020
Reimagining Summer Camp: Gimp And Themed Thursdays Go Virtual For BB&N
Joy’s virtual live animal programs get a shout out from BB&N!
(starts at 1:42)

Available Live Animal Programs

Joy guest stars on Plum Landing on PBSKids!

Adventure: Visit a Vernal Pool

Join Kaya, with her parents Leslie and Jamal, and her sisters Kiana and Kalea as they go on a mission for Plum to visit a vernal pool! Along the way, they meet up with Joy!
Joy also provided background nature content for the episode
This episode was completed during Joy’s previous position as a naturalist and educator at Broadmoor.

Plum Landing Episode: Visit a Vernal Pool

Radio Interviews

New England Weekend with Jordan Rich (WBZ radio):
Regular guest spots as the WBZ New England Weekend Roving Naturalist starting in September 2020
Many previous guest spots in 2019 and numerous years prior

The Joys of Nature recent reports:

April 4, 2021

Slithering around your yard…
(Eastern garter snake)

March 21, 2021

Bird Song
(Chickadee)

March 6, 2021

Vernal Pools
(Wood frog)

February 20, 2021

Animal Tracks in the Snow! (Rabbit tracks below)

January 9, 2021

Birdwatching in Winter!
(Dark-eyed junco)

November 22, 2020

The recovery of the wild turkey, a hopeful story for Thanksgiving

November 15, 2020

Help our bees and butterflies help us-Wait until spring for garden cleanup!

October 18, 2020

Fall Foliage:
Beauty all around…
(Hairy woodpecker)

September 13, 2020

An Intro to…
The Joys of Nature
 (Ruby meadowhawk dragonfly)