June 15, 2013
"What Lives in the River?" is an all-ages introduction to common fish, shellfish, crabs and other inhabitants in the river. The program will discuss the importance of estuaries as nurseries for fish and shellfish, the fascinating migration of river herring and eels, and role of river plants in the food web.
The program includes seining and other hands-on activities to view and touch river creatures.
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 or call 401-783-8437.
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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