Summer Naturalist: Marine Life (Ages 10-17)
July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 and Thursday, July 22
Does your child love nature and want to expand their identification skills? In this special COVID-adapted program geared toward youth ages 10 and up, participants can join our experts for weekly, small-group outdoor sessions. Though programming will take place outdoors, participants are required to wear a face covering at all times.
During this two-part, shore-based marine science program, participants will investigate how geology, climate, and weather change over time and how these changes impact the organisms living in the Back River and the Damariscotta River. Participants will compare these two tidal rivers as they investigate and identify what lies between the surface and the seafloor. Exploring the vegetation in the river, they will record what and where it’s found. They will perform net tows and, using secchi discs, refractometers, and other scientific equipment, gain a better understanding of the marine life that makes its home in these rivers. Participants will also learn how our activities on and off the water impact these natural habitats.
Day 1 will take place at the Gardens along the shore of the Back River. The second day, July 22, will take place at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center in East Boothbay, ME, along the shore of the Damariscotta River. Directions will be emailed upon registration.
This program is developed and offered in collaboration with the Boothbay Sea and Science Center.
Please note: In an effort to keep the group size small, this is a drop-off program. If this session is full, please call 207-633-8000 to be added to our waiting list.