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Water Wednesdays: Niantic River Watershed
July 12, 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.
Where does pollution come from, and where does it go? How can we keep our streams, rivers and Long Island Sound waters clean, swimmable, drinkable and safe for aquatic life? What’s a watershed?
Using the Museum’s Watershed EnviroScape® model, children will explore point and non-point sources (NPS) of pollution and real-world examples with the Niantic River Watershed, from farms and lawns to parking lots and streets.
Take home handy information about how you can reduce your household NPS pollution into Long Island Sound. Can you find your home or local landmarks on our giant aerial map of the Niantic River and Bay?
All activities free with Museum admission.
A CMSECT collaboration with Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition founders and Niantic River Watershed Committee.