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Summer 2010

Director Mike Rowinsky, biology instructor at Greens Farms Academy.

At the center’s birthday party

The evening’s special event was a birds-of-prey show by Christine Cummings-Secki and Todd Secki of A Place Called Hope.
Slide show of the evening.

Fossils Night

Meg Enkler, Environmental Education Coordinator at Dinosaur State Park, with fossils going back as far as 500 million years.

An Educational Day at the Beach with Kids

Annie Harnick on video at Darien Patch

Beach seining at East Beach

New tidal tank

The Tidal Tank is one of the newest and more complex tanks at the Nature Center, and it took just over 2 years to perfect. Although it is not in unison with the tides of the ocean, it mimics how the tides go in and out, taking about 7 minutes for the water to go down and about 12 to refill. It also shows the wide range of marine life that live on the shores and jetties of the Long Island Sound, including types of organisms from sea lettuce to spider crabs.

Naturalists Annie Harnick and Erica Mayer

Summer Interns

Katy Campbell
John Doelp
Samantha Fino
A.J. Kieffer
Lexa Koenig
Reilly Lewis
Gwen Moyer
Ali Puchala
Jon Wormser