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Thursday, July 6, 2017

At the Mystic Aquarium

At the Mystic Aquarium

Science, education and family fun

Conservation and education aren't all fun and games...
unless you're at Mystic Aquarium!
Check out the public conservation & education programs for July!


To many of us, Long Island Sound is known as a safe, calm body of water with beautiful coastal shorelines.  Yet, this body of water is much more complex than we think!  Created by glacier melt, it is a mix of fresh and salt water churning together to form an ecosystem called a tidal estuary.  One of the regions largest estuaries with an area of 1,320 miles, the Sound is home to hundreds of animal species.

Over the last 30 years, Connecticut has made a significant commitment to protecting and restoring the sound, and Mystic Aquarium is working with CUSH on the Unified Water Quality Study to determine what we can all do to help reduce water run-off.


Animals that make Long Island Sound their home 
Part of Summer Nights | Mon., July 10 from 6:00 - 9:00pm 

Discover amazing animals that make Long Island Sound their home.  Create a craft and attend a special program -  Birds of Prey presentation - to learn more about our precious Long Island Sound.
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Family Overnight

Family Overnight
Sun., July 16 at 7:00pm to Mon., July 17 at 8:30am

Drift off to sleep with beautifully lit exhibits as your night-light! Check out our funky frogs, learn about amphibians in danger, create a really cool craft and even go on a scavenger hunt - all after hours! 
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Dodge Paddock

Picnic in the Park: Dodge Paddock and Beal Preserve
Tues., July 18 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Meet other nature-loving families at this fun and engaging pizza picnic. After dinner, you'll explore the rocky shore environment and tide pools of Dodge Paddock and Beal Preserve and discover the rich history of this hidden gem located in Stonington Borough. $10 per family (up to 4 individuals); $3 for each additional participant. 

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As always, we invite you to SEA More every day at Mystic Aquarium!
Check out all the great events we have planned.
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Northeast Canyons

Let your voice be heard! Be an advocate in safeguarding the future of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, and all monuments on land and sea from harm.  You can have a profound impact on future generations' ability to enjoy these living monuments.  

Send your comments to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke regarding the Executive Order threatening to undo the protection of many cherished and historic U.S. national treasures.

  • Share why protection of this monument is important to you, or simply copy/paste this sentence:  I support the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts
Marine National Monument.
  • Submit comments before July 10!

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