Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT
1:30 - 4 pm. Held at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.
At 2 pm, Dr. Craig Schneider, Trinity College, will talk about deep water algae from Bermuda collected by submersible and rebreather diving, and will show some underwater movies as part of the talk. Dr. Schneider has won numerous honors and awards and oversees a seaweed lab at Trinity College. His research interests include morphological studies and the biodiversity of attached tropical marine algae. He is currently investigating the flora from the intertidal to deep subtidal waters of the Bermuda islands, and the relationships of Bermuda with the Caribbean and eastern Atlantic islands. Following his presentation, Simona Augyte, PhD candidate at UConn, will discuss local seaweeds and help identify algae in a seaweed pressing activity that visitors can take home. Algae are photosynthetic organisms that come in many sizes and colors, produce more than 71% of the Earth's oxygen, and are used in hundreds of products. Learn why you should know more about them. The event is free. For free admission to the Park, let the front gate staff know that you are coming for the First Sunday Science event. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-413-6756.