Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, June 28, 4-5p (Rivers)
Leaders: Garreth Helm, Marina MacKinnon
Nature Topic/Focus: This activity includes an easy hike along the river. Children will learn about the significance of estuary systems and how they interact with adjacent water bodies. They will gain an understanding of what natural forces cause tides and should be able to view the tidal mouth of the Kennebec River, where it dumps into Whiskeag Creek.
Books: The Secret Bay. Kimberly Ridley. Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe. Vera B. Williams.
This program is brought to you by a Merrymeeting Bay Trust Grant. The weekly (16 weeks) Storywalks run from June to October, (fall programs TBA), and are led by Bowdoin College students. Dress appropriately for wooded areas and consider using bug protection. Please ask the Children’s Room staff about our new circulating My Own Backyard (MOBY) themed backpacks and book bags, tools for youth exploration of local natural history.
*Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) preserve
The Merrymeeting Bay Trust promotes the understanding, awareness, and study of the natural environment surrounding Merrymeeting Bay.