"What Lives in the River?" is an all-ages introduction to common fish, shellfish, crabs and other inhabitants in the river. This year's program features:
♦ 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:
Sign up for "What Lives in the River?"
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult member of the family.