BATH, Maine — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is offering free children’s programs, “Ocean Sunlight: Tiny Plants and the Gulf of Maine,” during October at the Patten Free Library. The four-part series will offer marine-themed stories and activities based on the children’s book “Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas” by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm.
Children 4 years old and up are welcome to join KELT Education Coordinator Becky Kolak from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in October. Children will learn about the groovy Gulf of Maine, get up close and personal with tiny phytoplankton, discover the complexities of marine food webs, and explore the darkest corners of the ocean floor.
October programs will include The Groovy Gulf of Maine on Oct. 2; Itsy-Bitsy, Tinny-winnie Phytoplankton on Oct. 9; To Eat or Be Eaten? on Oct. 16; and Deep Down in the Dark on Oct. 23.
The programs take place in the library’s Children’s Room and parents are welcomed and encouraged to take part in the activities. No registration necessary. These programs are generously supported by the Davenport Trust Fund. The Patten Free Library is located at 33 Summer St. in Bath. For more information, please visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call 442-8400.
If you would like more information please contact Becky Kolak by phone 442-8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids can explore the Gulf of Maine and its intriguing inhabitants with KELT the Wednesdays in October. Photo by Becky Kolak