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Presque Isle 3/22/13

There's a beach bash coming up to get the kids outside and into the fresh spring air.
March 22nd, 2013

It's still cold outside, but here in Erie, we love our beaches.
There's a beach bash coming up to get the kids outside and into the fresh spring air.
Jessica Starr has this week's PI-365.

Don't let the cold weather stop you from taking the kids to explore Presque Isle's beaches.
It's the perfect spring break activity for kids ages 6 through 12.

Emily Hauser, environmental educator, says: "We have a program entitled 'Beach Bash' where we'll be doing beach ecology."

Everything from beach plants to animals will be part of the Beach Bash on March 27th.

Emily: "Specifically, Lake Erie fish as well as critters that visit the beach like coyotes and raccoons."

Jessica Starr, yourerie.com, says: "This spring weather may still be a little chilly, but there are treasures found all year long on Presque Isle Bay."

Emily: "Of course we have our beach glass. A lot of people pick up rocks and it's a fossil, usually coral, left here from when the area was surrounded by sea water."

This will be a hands-on, outdoor activity.

Emily: "There's so much going on. We'll do activities, maybe some games and take home crafts."

Registration is required. The Beach Bash is free.
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