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Hammonasset Shoreline Ecosystems

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00am – 12:30pm

Madison, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents “Hammonasset Shoreline Ecosystems.” The program will be lead by Meigs Point Nature Center Staff on Thursday August 18, 10 am to 11:30 am, rain or shine.

Explore the ecosystems of Connecticut’s coast at Hammonasset State Park. Adjacent to Long Island Sound, in the shoreline town of Madison, the ecosystems of Hammonasset are swimming with life. From its sandy beach and rocky shore, to its salt marshes, Connecticut’s largest shoreline park is not only popular with beach-goers, but also a diverse collection of plants and animals that call this shoreline environment home. Join the Meigs Point Nature Center Staff and discover the characteristics of three ecosystems found at Hammonasset State Park. Once the tour has been completed, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at this beautiful seaside setting. Bring appropriate footwear, such as boots or old sneakers that can get wet and muddy.

The program fee is $15, $10 for Museum members. Hammonassett parking fees are not included in the program fee. Advance registration is required. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For registration information visit or call 860.486.4460.


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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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