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Sunday, December 6, 2015

1:30pm - 4:00pm

Fred Elser First Sunday Science @ Seaside Center. Aliens! Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary  Fred Elser First Sunday Science @ Seaside Center. Aliens! Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary

Held in the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.

Family activities including low-tide scavenger hunt and live animal marine tank throughout the afternoon.

At 2:00 pm, Dr. George Kraemer, Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, SUNY, Purchase, discusses research on the influx of non-native plants and animals into Long Island Sound, with a focus on the Asian shore crab and a red seaweed called Grateloupia.

Trained as a marine ecologist, Dr. Kraemer’s research focuses on non-native species impacts and aquaculture. His work has taken him from California, Mexico, and Florida to Dubai, Japan, and Italy.

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2:00pm - 3:30pm

Diane Darst Learning to Look® Family Art Appreciation Day

This program is designed especially for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and based on the Learning to Look® curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. This program will be presented in conjunction with the Bruce Museum exhibition Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals.

The lessons will be led by a Learning to Look Instructor beginning at 2:00 pm. There will be a related activity in the Education Workshop following the lesson.

All activities are free with Museum admission, are fully accessible and suitable for people of all abilities and ages.

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