Join Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut Learning Center for an exploration of the watery intertidal zone on Friday, Aug. 5 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Ann Boover, Aquaculture and Marine Educator at Herring Gut Learning Center, will guide children and families in a journey at Birch Point State Park in Owls Head.

This program is an opportunity to learn about tides, what causes them and the variety of plants and animals that live in the pools, exposed only at low tide. Participants will have the chance to dig in the sand, mudflats and pools to uncover worms, whelks and other creatures waiting to be discovered. Wear comfortable footwear and be prepared to get wet.

Exploring Tidal Pools is free though people should call the GRLT office to register: 594-5166. Participation is limited to 15 people (children and their parents or anyone else curious to explore the tidal pools).

Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center located in Port Clyde. Their programs incorporate hands-on teaching methods to strengthen students’ skills in science, math and literacy while providing experiences that promote responsible stewardship of the marine environment.

This event is part of the GRLT’s continuing series of activities connecting the public with the varied resources of the St. George River watershed region, from coastal tidal pools to hilltop woodlands. Another event in August will be the Georges River Land Trust annual meeting on Aug. 21, this year to be held in the upper watershed at the Appleton Preserve. For further information on the Georges River Land Trust and its programs, visit, contact them at, or call 594-5166.