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Marshlands at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

January 10:

Kindergarteners visited the Brooklyn Children's Museum for a trip through a typical North Atlantic salt marsh. The exhibit invites children to imagine they can travel beneath the surface of the water and be in the company of turtles, fish, crabs, mussels, oysters, and clams. They can observe the root systems of reeds and meet some of the land animals that inhabit a wetlands. Traditional dioramas are combined with live animal displays to recreate the environment that once covered much of Brooklyn in pre-colonial times. Other interactive exhibits include a sandy beach with digging tools and buckets, a dock and rowboat, and an aquarium filled with hermit and horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and anemones. It's a great prelude to our continuing trips to Marine Park Salt Marsh.

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