MERI Offering Pair of School Vacation Programs



BLUE HILL — The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) has announced two school vacation programs on Monday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 21.

 

Martha Bell, education director for the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) in Blue Hill, teaches students about aquatic species and the local environment during a stream walk. MERI has announced two upcoming spring vacation programs for students that will be held April 19 and 21. — MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Martha Bell, education director for the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) in Blue Hill, teaches students about aquatic species and the local environment during a stream walk. MERI has announced two upcoming spring vacation programs for students that will be held April 19 and 21. — MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Both programs will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the MERI Center for Marine Studies in Blue Hill.

On April 19, MERI will offer a “Water Bug Safari with Tony Sohns” for children ages 6 and older.

Known to many as the “Bug Man,” Sohns will bring his enthusiasm for anything that creeps, crawls and slithers as well as live water bugs and other macro invertebrates to the MERI center for children to identify and investigate.

This indoor session will be followed by a walk to the Mill Stream to search for additional aquatic insects.

Reservations are required by Friday, April 16. This program costs $25 per student.

On April 21, MERI will celebrate Earth Day with an “Earth Day Adventure” for children ages 6-12.

Led by MERI Education Coordinator Sarah O’Malley, students will participate in a beach cleanup, a scavenger hunt, and a special “Thank You, Earth” art project.

Reservations are required by Tuesday, April 20. This program costs $25 per student.

To make reservations and learn more about MERI’s programs and educational activities, call 374-2135 or e-mail [email protected].

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