Water and Wildlife Exploration (Cape May) Comments
Explore coastal waterways and the massive importance of water for humans and wildlife alike. Understand human water use, water conservation, and current water issues. Discover and identify the surprising number of migratory birds that utilize our coastal waters in the winter. From sea ducks to gannets to loons and grebes we will explore the ocean and coastal waterways and the northern birds that winter here.
You will fulfill many requirements of the Water Badge!!
Science of water - Through a series of hands on experiments we will learn about the unique physical properties of water that allow life to exist.
Meet with a Watershed Ambassador - Learn about the science of hydrology, where water comes from and where it goes. Discover how we can protect our watershed and the people that work to keep our waterways healthy.
Water issues - Learn about current water issues focused on climate change and the effects of sea level rise and discuss possible global solutions.
Waterfowl Identification and coastal habitats - Learn how to identify common winter waterfowl and where to find them. Late fall and winter is the best time to see these northern birds andCape May is one of the best places on the coast to see them.
Birding Cape May waterways field trip - We'll explore local waterways from theCape MayHarbor to the ocean, back bays, and marshes all the while finding the water birds that use them as their winter home. If conditions are right we will visit the Avalon Sea Watch where up to 1,000,000 coastal migrants are seen during the spectacular fall migration.
**Bring lunch. Dress for the weather.**
Please call the Cape May Nature Center at 609-898-8848 to register.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Cost:$12 per girl
Phone: 856-795-1560 ext. 233
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