BAY SAIL: Education Under Sail for the Whole Family
August 14, 2018
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By: O. J. Cunningham
Climb aboard the tall ship Appledore IV for an afternoon of exploring the Saginaw Bay Watershed and one of the largest freshwater resources in the world - the Great Lakes.
Sunday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35/adults and $20/students.
Snacks, water, and juice provided.
What You'll Learn on a Family Ecology Sail ...
Plankton - Use a plankton net to collect samples and later analyze plankton under a microscope while studying their role in the food web.
Benthic - Explore the benthic zone by taking a bottom sample with a petit ponar dredge and later search for and identify organisms that indicate water quality.
Water Chemistry - Collect a water sample with an alpha water bottle and later analyze samples for pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, nitrate, and phosphate levels to determine water quality.
Forces in Sailing - Discuss the points of sail that allow a sailing vessel to propel forward.
Invasive Species - Identify non-native species and explore their impact on the Great Lakes.
Knots - Learn how to tie commonly used nautical knots and why they're important parts of a working vessel.
O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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