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Youth Exploration: Marine Biology

Join Harpswell Heritage Land Trust to explore tide pools at Potts Point and learn about the organisms that live there. Be ready to get wet and walk on slippery rocks and seaweed. We’ll cover crab identification, the effect of tides on marine animals, and the ecology of rocky intertidal zones. This program is free and open to 8- to 12-year-olds. Limited to ten participants. Advance registration is required.

Parents and guardians can bring their children at 12:30 p.m. to the town boat ramp at the southern end of Harpswell Neck Road, where the group will meet and walk the half mile to Potts Point together. To park, please drive to the southern end of Rt. 123 and park by the side of the road, at the former location of the town dock.  If also interested in hiking, we suggest that adults check out Curtis Farm Preserve, just a few miles up the road, before returning for 2:30 p.m. pick up.

Kira Chown, a high school junior and lifelong resident of Harpswell, will lead this program. She is passionate about hiking, kayaking, and outdoor education. This program is part of a larger project through the Alzar School, a leadership semester school for high school students. Lindy Magness, Outreach and Education Director at HHLT will also support this program.

This program is part of a series, and children are welcome to register for as many as they would like; to see the other programs in the series click here: Horseshoe Crabs and Hike at Skolfield Shores, Wilderness Safety at Curtis Farm.