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Exploring Creek Critters

June 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Aquatic animal investigations

Spend an afternoon wading, using nets, turning over small rocks, and searching for tiny aquatic critters with guest Aquatic Ecologist Dan Boward, and Coastal Rivers’ Sarah Gladu along Bristol Recreational Trail.

We’ll explore various stream habitats, learn how to sample and identify these fascinating critters and their adaptations that help them survive, and discuss their use by environmental groups in assessing stream health. We’ll also discuss sources of stream pollution and ways we can all help protect and restore these valuable ecosystems.

This program is open to all ages 5 and up! We’ll divide into adult and family groups, and ask that children be accompanied by an adult at all times.

How to register

This event is free, thanks to member support. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register using the button below.


About Dan Boward

Dan has a BS in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. His career of 34 years with the State of Maryland focused on aquatic ecology, environmental assessment and stream monitoring. He was principal author of the report, From the Mountains to the Sea: the State of Maryland’s Freshwater Streams, co-managed the nationally-recognized Maryland Biological Stream Survey, and led the State’s benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring programs.


June 8, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
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Bristol Recreational Trail
Bristol Road ME 04558 United States + Google Map