Mattingly Park, Indian Head
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September 10 (Saturday) from 5:30 to 7:30 $50 per person
Learn the basics of kayaking, and off we’ll go to explore Mattawoman Creek at the most beautiful time of day!
Discover the birds that make Mattawoman Creek their home, from soaring Bald Eagles to energetic little Red-winged Blackbirds. Learn how each bird plays an important role in this globally rare, tidal freshwater ecosystem.
Meet live animals and plants that inhabit Mattawoman Creek and discover what they need to live and grow. See how tiny glass shrimp defend themselves and learn about edible wild rice and American lotus that line the shores of this beautiful creek.
Take a journey learning about the life cycle and ecology of the mysterious American eel. Meet a live freshwater mussel and its fish host, the American eel, and see different types of eel traps used by watermen.
Play the hands-on game “Who Polluted Mattawoman Creek,” learn about water quality, and see how to help keep Mattawoman Creek and other Chesapeake Bay tributaries clean.
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