Join us for one or more of these seaside explorations this summer in Gloucester or Marblehead.
Tide-pooling Trek: Wednesday, June 30 / 12:30-2:00 pm
Chandler Hovey Park, Marblehead
Life on the rocky shore presents unique challenges and opportunities for marine species. Explore among the rocks and tide pools and take a closer look at crabs, sea stars, and other seashore creatures that have adapted to survive in their continually changing environment.
The Edge of the Sea: Tuesday, July 14 / 1:30-3:00 pm
Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Gloucester
Explore the habitats of Mass Audubon's Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary. The cool breezes, superb coastline, and easily observed wildlife will delight your senses. We'll visit rocky shore, salt marsh, woodlands, and adjoining fields, participating in hands-on activities as we investigate each habitat.
Beachcombers: Tuesday, August 11 / 9:30-11:00 am
Grace Oliver Beach, Marblehead
Enjoy a morning at Grace Oliver Beach during low tide and discover the living wonders of the sandy coastline. Walk across the mudflats to Crowninshield Island, where we will search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures living in this delicate habitat. We will preserve our memories by creating a beach collage.
Meets at Grace Oliver Beach in Marblehead. Directions will be sent. Please wear old sneakers or water shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty or wet.