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On Nov. 6th’s early release day come discover seaweed as a treat

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, at 3:46 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 25, 2013, at 9:57 a.m.
Seaweed” taken by Felicity Bowditch : “Children explore Kelp at
the museum”
Seaweed” taken by Felicity Bowditch : “Children explore Kelp at the museum”
 “Rockweed” courtesy of Maine Sea Grant
“Rockweed” courtesy of Maine Sea Grant

ROCKLAND, Maine — Join Sarah Redmond from Maine Sea Grant at the Coastal Children’s Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to explore the ubiquitous but often overlooked and underestimated species of algae commonly called seaweed. From 2 to 3 p.m., visitors will explore textures and colors of a variety of seaweed species, identify them and learn how we can use them in our everyday lives.

Redmond will demonstrate a way of artistically presenting sea weed in a pressing and using them as decoration for a card craft. She will also be bringing some seaweed snacks, and participants can try a few different things with seaweed in them. What a way to spend an early release day!

Sarah Redmond is a seaweed-lover working in her home state of Maine as a marine extension agent for Maine Sea Grant, providing education, outreach, and research for these valuable and amazing sea plants. For more information about Maine Sea Grant visit www.seagrant.umaine.edu.

This workshop is included in the price of admission and free for members.  Located at 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland, the Coastal Children’s Museum is a 501 c3 non-profit dedicated to providing an opportunity to explore, discover, and learn, through play, about the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine’s coast. FMI visit CoastalChildrensMuseum.org or find them on facebook.

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