Discover seaweed at children's workshop

Aug 02, 2014
Photo by: Felicity Bowditch Children explore Kelp at the museum.

Rockland — Join Sarah Redmond from Maine Sea Grant at the Coastal Children’s Museum Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. as she explores the ubiquitous, but often overlooked and underestimated species of algae commonly called seaweed.

Visitors and members will explore textures and colors of a variety of seaweed species, identify them and learn how to use them in everyday life. She will also be bringing some seaweed snacks so participants can try a few different things with seaweed in them. What a way to spend a day by the sea right on the ocean at Sharp’s Point South.

Redmond is a seaweed-lover working in her home state of Maine as a University of Maine Marine Extension Agent for Maine Sea Grant, providing education, outreach, and research for these valuable and amazing sea plants. Redmond is making waves for her work to restore and maintain the seaweed harvest in Maine through aquaculture and most recently she traveled to Korea to study techniques and its applications in seaweed farming in Maine. She is also a featured speaker at the Maine Seaweed Festival Aug. 30 held on the campus of the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

For more information about Maine Sea Grant visit seagrant.umaine.edu.

This workshop is included in the price of admission and free for members. For more information, visit CoastalChildrensMuseum.org or find them on Facebook.

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