What Lives in the River?
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Middlebridge Education and Activity Center, 95 Middlebridge Road, Narrangansett
♦ Hands-on seining with experts to catch river creatures
♦ Guided walks along the intertidal zone and salt marsh to observe the inhabitants
♦ River-water tanks and microscopes to examine river creatures, and guidebooks to help identify them
♦ Posting of a running tally of the creatures identified
♦ Experts to discuss the importance of estuaries as nurseries for fish & shellfish, the fascinating migration of river herring, and the role of river plants in the food web.
Please wear footwear that can get wet. This event is designed for families with elementary or middle school children and is free and open to the public. But you must reserve a space ahead of time by clicking the reservation link:
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult member of the family.
The Middlebridge Education and Activity Center is located at 95 Middlebridge Road in Narragansett, the former Eddy property recently purchased by the Narragansett Land Conservancy Trust for open space and recreation. The center is a joint effort of the Narrow River Preservation Association and Narrow River Land Trust, in cooperation with the Town of Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation.
NRPA and the Narrow Liver Land Trust share common interests to preserve, protect, and restore the environment and the quality of life for all communities within the Narrow River Estuary and Watershed. As stewards of the watershed, education has always been a primary focus. With the recent acquisition of the Middlebridge Property by the Narragansett Land Conservancy Trust, we foresee a tremendous opportunity for the property to serve as a center for educational programs and family activities to increase awareness of the unique cultural and natural history as well as the challenges facing the Watershed.
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