Add this Event to Calendar 01/05/2021 06:30 PM 01/05/2021 07:30 PM Virtual: Beautiful Bahamas (grades 6-Adult)
.Join Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for Beautiful Bahamas. The Bahamas are a group of 700 islands, and many smaller islets, made from the remnants of coral reefs in the northern Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a British colony, their economy has long been reliant upon the sea. The underwater topography, storms, and even the contested nature of the Bahamas between England and Spain in the 18th century have led to many shipwrecks in its waters. Today, the remains of some of these wrecks can still be found, now home to fish, octopus, turtles and other creatures. In addition, the Bahamas has realized the economic value of marine tourism and has protected much of its waters, including banning commercial shark fishing. Now divers have the opportunity to see lemon sharks, tiger sharks and even great hammerhead sharks up close in one of the few protected areas in the ocean for these amazing predators. See images of the beautiful marine life found in the Bahamas from wrecks full of fish to sharks and playful spotted dolphins and calves that love to interact with divers and snorkelers.
 
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
 
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library.
 
Register in Advance.  Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join.
 
We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
 
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