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Exploring Fresh Water Macroinvertebrates for Children ages 9 & up

August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Jay Cordeiro, TRWA Board Member and Wildlife Conservation Biologist, will introduce children to the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna found in fresh water. Aquatic macroinvertebrates include immature larval and adult forms of many insects, such as dragonflies, damselflies, mayflies, and caddisflies; as well as bottom dwelling animals, such as worms, snails, and mussels, among other organisms. Many of these organisms are sensitive to pollution and can provide important indicators of impaired water quality.  

Children will collect samples of aquatic invertebrates and amphibians with nets, sieves and by hand. We will learn to identify, count and record their findings, and discuss the intricate life cycles, food webs, and survival adaptations of these organisms.   Program is designed for ages 9 and up. 

Children should expect to get wet and are asked to bring old sneakers, water shoes, muck boots, shin high or greater.  All other materials will be provided.

Location: War Memorial ParkRiver Street, West Bridgewater. Meet at parking area. 

Cost:  Members- free;  Non-members- $5.     

To register: email director@savethetaunton.org.


August 12, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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