Vernal pool study

Pomfret - posted Mar, 27 2013

POMFRET- The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold a vernal pool activity on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m to. noon. Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret and Program Staff with UConn’s Kids Are Scientists Too, will lead the program. Spend the morning learning about aquatic life found in vernal pools. Vernal pools may be dry in summer, but in the spring they are filled with life sustaining water. This is when the peepers and wood frogs start croaking, and salamanders arrive under cover of rain and darkness to breed. Beginning with an indoor activity, science educator Paula Coughlin will introduce participants to the fascinating world of vernal pools. Then, for the second half of the program, participants will venture out to a nearby vernal pool to seek out amphibian egg masses in this special habitat. Bring appropriate footwear for moderate hiking and boots or old sneakers that can get wet. The program fee is $20, $15 for Museum members. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For registration information visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar or call 860-486-4460. Find us on Facebook.


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