South Fork Natural History Museum


Wednesday, July 17, 2019


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Free - $15

SOFO: Algal Blooms-What are They/Environmental Impacts/How You Can Help!

Program Leader: Jackie Avignone, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator

In this lecture-based program, adults will discover the ins and outs of harmful algal blooms (HABs). If you are interested in learning about the causes and effects of HABs and just exactly what they are, please join us for an evening of education and discussion.

The presentation will include a biological background on algae and the species native to our waters. Not all algae are bad, and we’ll teach you just exactly what the difference is. You’ll get to know when and where to keep an eye out for these blooms as well as what is causing them. Having a better understanding of our aquatic ecosystems is the first step toward protecting them! Come learn about the ecological cascade of these blooms and how you can help protect our waters!

SOFO Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Photo Credit: Greg Workman

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