May 26, 2018
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Low-tide walk

By Ardeana Hamlin, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND — The Coastal Children’s Museum will leading a low-tide walk and discovery workshop at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Sandy Beach in Rockland. Al Petterson, who ran the museum’s science series this summer, will introduce children to life in the ocean.

Sandy Beach is located on Ocean Street and there is no telling what species will be found on the tidal discovery walk but Petterson will show and tell children and their families about tidal zones, habitats and the importance of the ocean.

There will be no transportation to and from Sandy Beach but there is parking on Ocean Street. Families will meet there for low tide at 9 a.m. Sandy Beach is a protected beach and creatures found there will be left in their homes on the beach.

Petterson has been working on the water for 23 years as a lobsterman in Maine in the summer and as a volunteer for the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Florida in the winter. He runs boat, kayak and wading trips in the Charlotte Harbor area, concentrating on educating the next generation about the importance of protecting marine environment for the future.

The workshop is free, but registration is appreciated. To register, email the museum at , or call or stop by the office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The new office number is 596-0300.

For more information about the Coastal Children’s Museum and events visit, .

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