Seaside Center: Tern Discoveries on Great Gull Island

Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center presents Tern Discoveries on Great Gull Island Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1:30-4 p.m.

This free event is appropriate for all ages. At 2 p.m. Dr. Helen Hays from the American Museum of Natural History will discuss the study of Common and Roseate Terns nesting on Great Gull Island in Long Island Sound. Dr. Helen Hays is an ornithologist and vertebrate zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History and the director of the Museum’s Great Gull Island Project, which she has overseen since its inception in 1969.

Enjoy fascinating tern video, crafts and trivia all afternoon. First nine families to arrive will make a special hat for tern researchers! View sketches and artwork created on Great Gull Island by artist-in-residence Sean Murtha.

Held at the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park, Tod’s Driftway, Old Greenwich. No registration required. Please mention to the front gate personnel that you are coming for the First Sunday Science program to receive complimentary entry to Greenwich Point Park during event hours.

For information, contact Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 (Monday-Friday) or 203-219-1963 (Saturday, Sunday), or by email.



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