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Water Wednesdays: Long Island Sound Beaches and Water Quality
August 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Come join us for three hands-on Wednesday afternoon sessions (July 12 & 26, August 9) for children to learn about water with the Museum’s EnviroScape®. Learn how we can reduce our environmental impact on Long Island Sound. Each week focuses on an aspect of water quality that relates directly to our shoreline communities: learning about watersheds; protecting and preserving wetlands and forests; and keeping pollution out of our rivers, streams and Long Island Sound.
How healthy is your favorite beach? Did you know that citizen scientists are helping to keep our coastal waters and beaches swimmable?
Using the Museum’s Coastal EnviroScape® model, children will learn about point and non-point sources of pollution and the effects on the ocean and coastal communities. Through a simulated experiment, they will see what happens to ground pollution when it rains.
Find out how your favorite beaches rated in the 2016 Long Island Sound Report Card and how you can check online to find current beach quality conditions at soundhealthexplorer.org.
See photos of Save the River-Save the Hills’ Marine Pump-out Boat and learn about how “Sound Sleuther” volunteers are testing the water in Niantic River and many other harbors along Long Island Sound this summer.
All activities free with Museum admission.
A CMSECT collaboration with Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition founders and Niantic River Watershed Committee.