Kids search for critters in stream water at an Audubon Naturalist Society family program.
Spend a family day learning about nature and health in Long Branch, Sligo's longest tributary, on Sunday, April 7, from 1pm to 3:30pm.
The event will start at the entrance to Rolling Terrace Elementary School. Leaders will then walk with participants down to the stream.
The event, called "What Lives in Long Branch? / ¿Qué Vive en el Arroyo de Long Branch?" is part of an innovative new program developed by the Audubon Naturalist Society for people living in the Long Branch community.
Among the family-friendly activities will be these opportunities:
* Search for creek critters and learn what they tell us about the health of Long Branch.
* Take a guided bilingual (Spanish-English) nature walk along the stream.
* Create colorful posters on creek-centered topics.
All those interested will step into the creek as part of the activities, so bring boots (if you have them).
This program is organized by the Audubon Naturalist Society in cooperation with YMCA/YFS "Linkages to Learning" program at Rolling Terrace Elementary and Friends of Sligo Creek.