Milford Marine Institute enrolls in science camps

June 5, 2020Updated: June 5, 2020, 10:30 am

RV works on Octopus on Pine Board 2019 Milford Marine Institute Marine Biology Science / Art Storage

Milford Marine Institute

Milford Marine Institute will host science camps with limited enrollment and COVID-19 protocols for the 37th time. The Marine Biology, Science, and Art Camp is held June 22-26, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Tri Beach Neighborhood Center. This camp explores the nine marine habitats and the whales (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), sea turtles, pinnipeds, fish, mollusks, and crustaceans that inhabit them. Campers choose a popular marine animal, draw it on a piece of pine, have it cut, sanded, and paint a work of art. If time permits, a second marine animal can be made.

A bird identification art camp will be held at the Gulf Pond Museum from June 29th to July 2nd. The campers are introduced to the many groups of birds using mounted specimens, maps, field guides and at the observatory. Campers choose favorite birds, draw them on pine boards, have them cut, sanded and paint a work of art of bird art.

Archeology / Native Culture Camps begin with Session A July 6-10 and Session B July 13-17 at the Gulf Pond Museum and Campground. Campers are shown ancient Connecticut indigenous artifacts, learn about the Pequot War, and participate in an archaeological dig at a Paugussett indigenous site.

For more information, contact the Milford Recreation Department or the Milford Marine Institute at 203-874-4000 or 203-988-0918.

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