Presque Isle-365: Beach Ecology

- Gathering around the campfire and learning what you may not know about the beaches of Presque Isle is this week's Presque Isle 365.
Jessica Starr has the story.

As the monthly campfire series continues on at Presque Isle's Rotary Pavilion, beach ecology will be the focus of the upcoming program.

Emily Hauser, environmental educator, said: "We're gonna be talking about the plants and animals, a little about how beaches were formed and what we do to keep them here for our summer enjoyment."

The indoor fire will keep you warm on the cold evening.
Feel free to bring blankets as you learn everything you never knew about our beaches.
Objects from the beach will be passed around to make it fun for the kids.

Emily, "Some of the things that wash up on the beach or shells that make up the sand including snail shells and some fresh water muscles."

It may not look like much is going on with the beaches right now, but the plants are actually helping to keep the sand in place.

Emily, "We're gonna talk about beach grass. You can find and learn interesting facts about really simple plants."

The program is December 12th from 7 to 8:30 PM.
Preregistration is requested. You can do so by calling the Tom Ridge Center.
For just two dollars, you'll get unlimited hot chocolate and coffee and a wealth of knowledge about our peninsula's beaches that you can take with you for a lifetime.
For PI-365, I'm Jessica Starr.

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