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Mangano Announces Beach Ecology Program At Garvies Point

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a Beach Ecology Program will take place at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve on Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the intertidal zone at Garvies beach in search of extraordinary plants and animals that are specially adapted for surviving in such a harsh environment. Learn with a Garvies Point Naturalist just how these creatures are able to survive. Search for crabs, oysters, clams and more! The Beach Ecology Program is recommended for ages 5+. The fee is $5.00 per person and includes the program, access to the museum, and the Saturday Nature film: Eyewitness: Seashore.

Saturday Nature Film: Eyewitness: Seashore. What happens to a crab that loses its claw? How did one low tide wreck the entire Greek army? From crashing waves and blasting winds to placid tide pool, discover what makes our coastlines so alluring to the masses of wildlife and humans that gather there. (35 mins.) The film showings are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

The Garvies Point Museum and beautiful adjoining 62-acre Preserve is located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove near Hempstead Harbor. Garvies Point includes permanent exhibits and educational programs devoted to regional geology and Native-American archaeology. In addition, changing exhibits cover a variety of natural history subjects. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, please call (516) 571-8011.

For more information about Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums Department, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.