First Sunday Science: Free educational programs for children at Greenwich Point

The first Sunday of each month this year The Bruce Museum, and other non-profit organizations in the area, will be holding FREE fun educational programs for children and families at the Seaside Center at Greenwich Point! Check out the list below for the First Sunday Science activities for the next few months. If you would like more information on these programs, please call 203-413-6742.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012, 1:30 – 4:00 PM: Living on the Edge: Surviving the Intertidal Zone Family Day. Presented by the Bruce Museum and co-sponsored by Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Join us for an exciting hands-on day of activities at the Innis Arden Cottage. Spend some time at the marine touch tank, join in guided beach explorations, and create environmentally sustainable crafts! A presentation will be held at 3 p.m. by Dr. Frank Cantelmo of St. John’s University, Department of Biological Sciences. All activities are free and suitable for people of all abilities and ages. Remember to dress warmly: optional segments of the day will be held outside!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012, 1:30-3:00 PM: Earth Month Kick-off.
Greenwich launches Earth Month with an Open House at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage in Greenwich Point Park. The official Earth Day proclamation by First Selectman Peter Tesei will be made at 2 pm. Stop by for an afternoon full of fun family activities and meet local environmental organizations such as the Greenwich Conservation Commission, Shellfish Commission, Bruce Museum and more.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 1:30 – 4:00 PM: Greenwich Point– an International Crossroads of Bird Migration
Join us at the Innis Arden Cottage and discover how many different types of songbirds, hawks, and waterbirds use the habitats of Greenwich Point for nesting, wintering, or a migration rest and refueling stop.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, 1:30-4:00 PM: Tag a Horsehoe Crab: Project Limulus
The day will be full of exciting opportunities to participate and learn more about Project Limulus, an ongoing study of the Horseshoe Crab. Don’t miss this opportunity to spot and tag Horseshoe Crabs on the Greenwich Point Beach, discuss the research project with people involved, and hear a presentation on the ecology of this often seen but not well known creature. There is a chance that participants will get wet during some segments of this program, please dress accordingly! We will be meeting at the Innis Arden Cottage, located on Greenwich Point. Presented by the Friends of Greenwich Point, Town of Greenwich, Sacred Heart University, and the Bruce Museum.

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