WMHO offers program for 1st through 3rd graders
(Stony Brook, NY) The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is offering an amazing interactive program this summer for 1st through 3rd graders who will be up close and personal with marine life while learning valuable lessons in ecology.
“Salt Marsh Explorers” will take students on an adventure of the marsh. The program is set at WMHO’s Ernst Marine Conservation Center in the heart of an 88-acre wetlands preserve at West Meadow Creek in Setauket. They can explore the intricacies of the salt marsh food web and learn their ecological value. Hands-on activities include using microscopes, seining and making Native American instruments using Japanese knotweed.
The 5-day program takes place August 6th through 10th from 10 am to 1 pm each day. Fees are $200 per child; $180 sibling rate. To register visit www.wmho.org or call 631-751-2244.
Founded in 1939, WMHO is a not-for-profit corporation that develops and fosters community enrichment through cultural and educational experiences. WMHO accomplishes this by enhancing and interpreting its historic and environmentally sensitive properties and by utilizing state-of-the-art technology. For more information, please visit www.wmho.org.