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Water Wednesdays: Oswegatchie Hills Wetlands
July 26, 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® model. 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.
What are wetlands, what lives in them, and why do we need wetlands?
Using the Museum’s Wetland EnviroScape® model, children will learn how wetlands function. We’ll explore how wetlands like those found in Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme reduce the rate of flooding and erosion, hold pollutants, and provide habitats for birds and other animals. We’ll also learn how wetlands improve the quality of our water, and discover what we can do to help conserve our wetlands.
See samples and photos of plants and wildlife found in Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve and on the Niantic River.
Take home a trail map of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve in East Lyme and information on how you can help protect wetlands.
All activities free with Museum admission.
A CMSECT collaboration with Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition founders and Niantic River Watershed Committee.